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New species of pseudoscorpions (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones) for the fauna of Bulgaria

Boyan Petrov; Frantisek Stahlavsky

21 December 2007 · volume 18 · pp. 15–27 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: The fauna of the false scorpions in Bulgaria is still poorly studied. We report the occurrence of eight new species of pseudoscorpions — Chthonius orthodactylus, Neobisium blothroides, N. cf. labinskyi, N. moreoticum, N. peloponnesiacum, Dinocheirus panzeri, Mundochthonius styriacus and Larca lata. The latter three species are members of three genera, previously not reported for the country. The pseudocorpion family Larcidae is new for Bulgaria. New chorological data is provided for the local endemic Allochernes bulgaricus and A. wideri. With the present discoveries the number of species found in Bulgaria increases to 59 species, which belong to 10 families and 24 genera. Illustrations and measurements for each of the species and a map of the new findings are also enclosed.

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