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Zootaxa. 2013 Nov 8;3734:591-6. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.3734.5.8.

First recorded cave-dwelling terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea) in Iran with a description of a new speciesĀ .

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1
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, University of Zanjan, Zanjan, Iran; Email: kashani_gm@znu.ac.ir.
2
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran; Email: unknown.
3
Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz, Iran; Email: sabersadeghi@yahoo.com.

Abstract

Cave-dwelling terrestrial isopods from the province of Kohgiluyeh and Boyerahmad, southwestern Iran, are reported here. These include three accidental and one troglobitic species namely Protracheoniscus gakalicus n. sp., which is also the first recorded troglobitic species from the genus Protracheoniscus. The new species is readily distinguished by the lack of eyes and pigmentation.

PMID:
25277941
DOI:
10.11646/zootaxa.3734.5.8
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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