Oxidus gracilis (C. L. Koch, 1847), an alien millipede in the fauna of Turkey (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae)


  • Kadir Boğaç Kunt Biologist
  • Mert Elverici Dr.
  • Dragan Antić Dr.



Anatolia, infestation, pest, biospeleology, caves


A millipede species originating from South Asia and distributed throughout Europe, Oxidus gracilis is recorded for the second time in Turkey, with the first definite locality record, an altered cave environment (Koçköy cave, Düzce province, West Blacksea coast).


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How to Cite

Kunt, K. B., Elverici, M., & Antić, D. . (2022). Oxidus gracilis (C. L. Koch, 1847), an alien millipede in the fauna of Turkey (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae). Journal of Wildlife and Biodiversity, 6(X).



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