Eupolybothrus cavernicolus

Eupolybothrus cavernicolus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Class: Chilopoda
Order: Lithobiomorpha
Family: Lithobiidae
Genus: Eupolybothrus
Species: E. cavernicolus
Binomial name
Eupolybothrus cavernicolus
(Komerički & Stoev, 2013)

Eupolybothrus cavernicolus is a species of centipede so far only found in two caves near the village of Kistanje, in Šibenik-Knin County, Croatia.[1]

It has been dubbed the cyber-centipede as it is the first eukaryotic species for which, in addition to the traditional morphological description, scientists have provided a transcriptomic profile, DNA barcoding data, detailed anatomical X-ray microtomography (micro-CT), and a movie of the living specimen.[1][2]


  1. 1 2 Stoev, Pavel; Komerički, Ana, et al., (28 October 2013). "Eupolybothrus cavernicolus Komerički & Stoev sp. n. (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae)...". Biodiversity Data Journal. Pensoft Publishers. 1: e1013. doi:10.3897/BDJ.1.e1013.
  2. "The Cyber-Centipede: From Linnaeus to Big Data". 28 October 2013. Retrieved 28 December 2013.
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