Typhloiulus edentulus Attems, 1951

Antić, Dragan Ž., Dražina, Tvrtko, Rađa, Tonći, Lučić, Luka R. & Makarov, Slobodan E., 2018, Review of the genus Typhloiulus Latzel, 1884 in the Dinaric region, with a description of four new species and the first description of the male of Typhloiulus insularis Strasser, 1938 (Diplop, Zootaxa 4455 (2), pp. 258-294: 260

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4455.2.2

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scientific name

Typhloiulus edentulus Attems, 1951
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Typhloiulus edentulus Attems, 1951 

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Material studied (total: 2 males, 1 female).

CROATIA: 1 male, 1 female, Dubrovnik, Gromača, Špilja za Gromačkom Vlakom Cave, 28 August 2014, A. Ćukušić leg. ( CNHMAbout CNHM). 

MONTENEGRO: 1 male, Cetinje, Njeguši, Njegoš Cave, 4 May 2013, T. Delić leg. (IZB). 

Distribution. Bosnia and Herzegovina: Vjetrenica Cave in Popovo Polje (type locality) ( Attems 1951, 1959), Dolnja Pećina Cave in Kijev Do ( Attems 1959); Croatia: (present study, see above), Montenegro: (present study, see above) ( Fig. 20 View Figure , open white circles). Until the study here, this species was known only from two caves in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Typhloiulus edentulus  is a new species for the faunas of Croatia and Montenegro.

Notes. Vagalinski et al. (2015: 339) stated that the gonopods of this species were illustrated for the first time by Strasser (1962: 34, fig. 35), but this is not correct. The first illustration of this species was given posthumously by Attems (1959: 390, 391, figs 197–204).

Typhloiulus edentulus  is one of the four Typhloiulus  species with modified mouthparts and an assumed hydrophilous lifestyle, together with T. ausugi Manfredi, 1953  from Italy, T. balcanicus Antić, 2017  from Serbia, and T. serbani ( Ceuca, 1956)  from Romania. As stated by Enghoff (1985) and Antić et al. (2017), hydrophilous Typhloiulus  species are characterized by the presence of a shorter body with a smaller number of body rings, ranging from 29 to 38, compared with non-hydrophilous congeners. The specimen of T. edentulus  from Montenegro has a somewhat larger body and 43 body rings plus telson.

The species is known only from caves.

CNHM

Cincinnati Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Julida

Family

Julidae

Genus

Typhloiulus

Loc

Typhloiulus edentulus Attems, 1951

Antić, Dragan Ž., Dražina, Tvrtko, Rađa, Tonći, Lučić, Luka R. & Makarov, Slobodan E. 2018

2018
Loc

T. balcanicus Antić, 2017

Antic 2017

2017
Loc

T. serbani (

Ceuca 1956

1956
Loc

T. ausugi

Manfredi 1953

1953
Loc

Typhloiulus edentulus

Attems 1951

1951
Loc

T. edentulus

Attems 1951

1951
Loc

Typhloiulus

Latzel 1884

1884
Loc

Typhloiulus

Latzel 1884

1884