A new cave-dwelling species of the genus Mesoiulus Berlese, 1886 (Diplopoda, Julida, Julidae) from Turkey

Zootaxa. 2016 Nov 22;4196(2):zootaxa.4196.2.8. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4196.2.8.


A new cave-dwelling species of the poorly defined genus Mesoiulus Berlese, 1886, M. taurus sp. nov., is described from the Zindan Cave, Isparta, Western Taurides, Turkey. A brief discussion of the relationship between M. taurus sp. nov. and the most similar species (M. ciliciensis Strasser, 1975) is presented, as well as a map showing the distribution of the genus Mesoiulus in Turkey.

Keywords: Myriapoda, Mesoiulus, new species, caves, Turkey.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arthropods / anatomy & histology*
  • Arthropods / classification*
  • Caves*
  • Female
  • Male
  • Species Specificity
  • Turkey