|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2016|
|Authors:||A. Mock, Tajovský, K., Žurovcová, M., Jarošová, A., Kocourek, P., Gruber, J., Angyal, D., Spelda, J.|
|Keywords:||cytochrome oxidase 1 gene, distribution, DNA barcoding, gonopods, Hungarosomatidae, redescription, Wolbachia|
Hungarosoma bokori Verhoeff, 1928 is a millipede species which was originally classified solely on the basis of a female specimen. Subsequently, a long history of field searching for and surmising about the systematic position of this small, enigmatic species followed. In April 2013, 85 years after its first description, a series of nine specimens were sampled in the type locality, the Abaliget Cave, in southern Hungary. An adult male was collected for the first time, along with females and juveniles. Descriptions of the gonopods and the female vulvae, both important for considerations of the systematic position of the species, are presented for the first time. Revision and re-designation of the type material was made. The cryptic life of the species is connected with its activity in winter, and its known fragmented distribution corresponds with its presence in undisturbed microhabitats having a specific microclimate, often in the soil at cave entrances.
|Short Title:||Redescription of Hungarosoma bokori|