Two new blind, cave-dwelling species of the genus Acipes Attems, 1937, are described from the Algarve, southern Portugal: A. machadoi n. sp. and A. bifilum n. sp. Acipes andalusius Enghoff & Mauriès, 1999, is reported from the mesovoid shallow substratum in Alicante (Spain), 250 km from the type locality in Andalusia.
Enghoff H. & Reboleira A.S.P.S. (2013). Subterranean species of Acipes Attems, 1937 (Diplopoda, Julida, Blaniulidae). Zootaxa, 3652(4): 485-491. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3652.4.6
António de Barros Machado, Doctor honoris causa by the University of Porto, was the pioneer of cave biology in Portugal, aside of an extraordinary cave explorer.
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