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An extraordinary cave animal found in Eastern Turkmenistan

An extraordinary cave animal found in Eastern Turkmenistan

Insects, New Species September 28, 2017 at 7:56 am

A remote cave in Eastern Turkmenistan was found to shelter a marvelous cave-adapted inhabitant that turned out to represent a species and genus new to science. This new troglodyte is the first of its order from Central Asia and the first strictly subterranean terrestrial creature recorded in the country.  The creature was found in Kaptarhana cave in the foothills of the Koytendag mountain range in the east of Turkmenistan, a distinctive desert landscape marked by ravines, plains, extraordinary rocky formations, sinkholes and the sixth largest cave system in the world. To find the animal, scientists spent 8 hours in the caveRead More