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A new cave-dwelling and endemic species of the genus Pholeuonopsis (Coleoptera, Leiodidae) from Serbia

  • Srećko Ćurčić EMAIL logo , Miloje Brajković , Božidar Ćurčić and Nina Ćurčić
From the journal Biologia


In the present study, a new species of a cavernicolous beetle is described from Serbia: Pholeuonopsis (Pholeuonopsis) zlatiborensis sp. n. (Leptodirini, Cholevinae, Leiodidae). All important taxonomic features have been thoroughly analyzed and illustrated. The new species probably belongs to an old phyletic lineage of mesogeid origin, like other known Pholeuonopsis species inhabiting cave and endogean habitats in the western part of the Balkan Peninsula. Therefore, the species is both relict and endemic inhabitant of cave habitats in Serbia.

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Published Online: 2006-10-1
Published in Print: 2006-10-1

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