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Volume 68, Issue 6


Eukoenenia florenciae (Arachnida: Palpigradi): Lessons from a newcomer to Central Europe and the island of Tenerife

Erhard Christian
  • Institute of Zoology, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna, G. Mendel Str. 33, 1180, Wien, Austria
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Published Online: 2013-10-20 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-013-0266-3


We report on occurrences of the subcosmopolitan palpigrade Eukoenenia florenciae (Rucker, 1903) in a hothouse in Bratislava and in a dry river bed on Tenerife. We redescribe this probably parthenogenetic species, provide information on the thick setae of the coxae and the forked setae on the terminal segment of the first leg, and discuss the significance of these previously disregarded characters for species delimitation and systematics of the Palpigradi.

Keywords: Palpigradi; Eukoenenia florenciae; redescription; introduced species; first record; Slovakia; Canary Islands; Spain

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Published Online: 2013-10-20

Published in Print: 2013-12-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 68, Issue 6, Pages 1182–1188, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-013-0266-3.

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