Kolesnikov V.B.1, Przhiboro A.A.2, Turbanov I.S.3 2023. The pseudoscorpions of the Caucasian Sphagnum bogs: part II. Description of Ephippiochthonius juliae sp.n. from Georgia, with remarks on the taxonomic status of some Caucasian species of the genus Ephippiochthonius Beier, 1930 (Arachnida: Pseudoscorpiones: Chthoniidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.32. No.1: 65–74 [in English], Suppl. Table.

1 Federal Public Budgetary Scientific Institution All-Russian Research Institute of Plant Protection, VNIISS, Voronezh Province, 396030, Russia. E-mail: jukoman@yandex.ru

2 Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, Universitetskaya nab. 1, Saint Petersburg, 199034, Russia. E-mail: dipteran@mail.ru

3 Papanin Institute of Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavl Province, 152742, Russia. E-mail: turba13@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.32.1.05

ABSTRACT. A new species of pseudoscorpions, Ephippiochthonius juliae sp.n., is described from Sphagnum bogs situated in the Kolcheti Lowland, near the town of Kobuleti in the Republic of Adjara, Georgia, western Transcaucasia. Diagnostic and ecological features of this species are presented, discussed and compared with those of related species of this genus. A map of all known records of species of the genus Ephippiochthonius Beier, 1930 in the Caucasus is given. We demonstrated that two European species, E. tetrachelatus (Preyssler, 1790) and E. fuscimanus (Simon, 1900), mentioned from the Caucasus in publications, actually represent a complex of undescribed species that require a detailed study and further descriptions.

KEY WORDS: biodiversity, bryobiont, ecology, mire, morphology, new species, peat bog, taxonomy, Transcaucasia, tyrphophile.

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