A new troglobite species belonging to the genus Harpolithobius has been discovered during a recent biological exploration of Caucasian caves; 1 male and 2 females were collected in Avidzba cave and are described here. Harpolithobius birsteini n.sp. is the second troglobiotic Lithobiid known from Soviet caves. The other species collected must be considered as mere troglophilous.
Zalesskaja, N. T..
Biospeologica Sovietica L: Une nouvelle espèce cavernicole de Harpolithobius (Chilopoda, Lithobiidae) du Caucase, Harpolithobius birsteini n.sp..
International Journal of Speleology,
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