Gongalsky K.B. 2022. First terrestrial species of the troglobiont genus Caucasocyphoniscus Borutzky, 1948 (Isopoda: Oniscidea: Trichoniscidae) from the northwestern Caucasus // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.31. No.4: 387–391 [in English].

A.N. Severtsov Institute of Ecology and Evolution of Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow 119071, Russia. E-mail: gongalsky@gmail.com

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.31.4.03

ABSTRACT. A new species of woodlice, Caucasocyphoniscus taitii sp.n. (Trichoniscidae), is described from the Utrish State Nature Reserve located at the Black Sea coast of the northwestern Caucasus west of Novorossiysk. This is the first terrestrial species from the troglobiont genus Caucasocyphoniscus Borutzky, 1948. A new diagnosis of the genus is provided. Diagnostic features of the new species as well as affinities within the genus are discussed.

KEY WORDS: Isopoda, Oniscidea, Caucasocyphoniscus, new species, woodlouse, Caucasus.

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