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

Antic D. Z. , Cetin C. C. , Turantepe E., GÜRBÜZ M. F.

ZOOTAXA, vol.4196, no.2, pp.296-300, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4196 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.11646/zootaxa.4196.2.8
  • Journal Name: ZOOTAXA
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.296-300
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


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.