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Volume 69, Issue 12


A new Eukoenenia species from the Caucasus bridges a gap in the known distribution of palpigrades (Arachnida: Palpigradi)

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: 2015-01-06 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-014-0478-1


Eukoenenia vargovitshi sp. n. is described after a male from Nizhnyaya Shakuranskaya Cave, Abkhazia, Western Caucasus. The troglobiont species shares a peculiar and probably apomorphic character state with Eukoenenia pretneri from a cave in southern Croatia. The type locality of E. vargovitshi lies in the middle of a large area without previous palpigrade records, extending from Romania and Greece to northern India.

Keywords: Palpigradi; Eukoenenia vargovitshi; new species; biogeography; cave; troglobiont; Abkhazia

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Published Online: 2015-01-06

Published in Print: 2014-12-01

Citation Information: Biologia, Volume 69, Issue 12, Pages 1701–1706, ISSN (Online) 1336-9563, ISSN (Print) 0006-3088, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/s11756-014-0478-1.

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