Dinaria vjentrenicae











Dinaria vjentrenicae Hadži, 1932 is the only species in the genus Dinaria (Laniatores:Travuniidae).



  • This is a troglobytic species that shows a moderately high level of specialization to a cave-dwelling existence (reduction of eye tubercle, depigmentation, smooth scute, increased tarsal segment count, relative lengthening of the second leg)[3].
  • It is known from the Vjetrenica cave in Herzegovina[4] (which is now the southern region of Bosnia and Herzegovina).
  • The type specimen is in the Zoological Institute, University of Laibach (Ljubljana), [2] (#08.1931, Jamarsko društvo leg[5]).


  • World Checklist[6]


  1. Hadži, J. (1932) Prilog poznavanju pećinske faune jetrenice.(Pseudoscorpionidea: Neobisium (Blothus) vjetrenicae sp. n., Opilionidea: Travunia vjetrenicae sp. n., Nelima troglodytes Roewer) [Contribution to the knowledge of fauna of cave Vjetrenica]. Glas Srpske Kraljevske Akademije [Report Serbian Kraljevske Academy] 151, Beograd, Prvi razred [= first part], 75, 103–157 (in Serbian written in Cirillic alphabet).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Roewer, C.F. (1956a) Cavernicole Arachniden aus Sardinien II. Fragmenta Entomologica, Roma, 2(9) [“1955”], 97–104, figs. 1–4
  3. Briggs, T. A. (1993) Comparison of the troglobitic harvestmen from lava tubes and limestone caves. Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Vulcanospeleology, pages 131-132
  4. Kury, A.B. & Mendes, A. C.. 2007. Taxonomic status of the European genera of Travuniidae (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores). Munis Entomology & Zoology, Ankara, 2(1): 1-14. [Issued: January 2007]
  5. Novak, T. (2004) An overview of harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones) in Croatia. Natura croatica, Zagreb, 13(3), 231–296. [Issued 30 September, 2004].
  6. Kury AB, Mendes AC & Souza DR (2014) World Checklist of Opiliones species (Arachnida). Part 1: Laniatores – Travunioidea and Triaenonychoidea. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4094. doi: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e4094

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