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On two new pseudoscorpions from Herzegovina

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

Journal: Archives of Biological Sciences
ISSN 0354-4664

Volume: 63;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 855;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Pseudoscorpions | Chthoniidae | Neobisiidae | endemism | caves | Herzegovina

Two new endemic cave pseudoscorpion species from the Petropavlova Pećina Cave, village Bihovi, 6 km from Trebinje, Herzegovina, are presented, thoroughly described and illustrated. These are named Chthonius (Globochthonius) petroupauli n. sp. and Roncus paulipetrou n. sp. Their main morphometric characteristics and important diagnostic features are analyzed and compared to those of their phylogenetically closest congeners.

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