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A new cave Pseudoscorpion (Pseudoscorpiones: Chthoniidae): Chthonius (Chthonius) lupinus n.sp. from Bosnia-Herzegovina

Author(s): Ćurčić B.P.M. | Dimitrijević R.N. | Ćurčić Nina B.

Journal: Archives of Biological Sciences
ISSN 0354-4664

Volume: 63;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 499;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Pseudoscorpiones | Chthoniidae | Chthonius (Chthonius) lupinus n. sp. | endemism | caves | Bosnia-Herzegovina

A new cavernicolous pseudoscorpion pertaining to the genus Chthonius (Chthonius) C. L. Koch, from Herzegovina (Bosnia-Herzegovina) is erected. Its relations with close congeners are briefly discussed. The new species Chthonius (Chthonius) lupinus n. sp. is an endemic form presently known only from its type locality (Vučija pećina Cave, Mt. Leotar, nr. Trebinje, Herzegovina).
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