Data released on October 28, 2013
The species description of a cave-dwelling centipede , Eupolybothrus cavernicolus Komerički & Stoev sp. n. (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae), found in a remote karst region in Knin, Croatia. This is the first eukaryotic species for which, in addition to traditional morphological description, a fully sequenced transcriptome, DNA barcode (i.e., mitochondrial Cytochrome C Oxidase Subunit I gene; COI), and detailed anatomical X-ray microtomography (micro-CT) scan has been provided. This project illustrates a workflow of producing, storing, publishing and disseminating large data sets associated with a description of a new taxon.
This dataset consist of the transcriptomic and annotation data as well as the Micro-CT scans, photographs, scanning electron micrographs (SEM) and video footage of the species.
Stoev, P., Komerički, A., Akkari, N., Liu, S., Zhou, X., Weigand, A., … Penev, L. (2013). Eupolybothrus cavernicolus Komerički & Stoev sp. n. (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae): the first eukaryotic species description combining transcriptomic, DNA barcoding and micro-CT imaging data. Biodiversity Data Journal, 1, e1013. doi:10.3897/bdj.1.e1013