Mauriès J.-P. 2003. Schizmohetera olympica sp.n. from Greece, with a reclassification of the superfamily Neoatractosomatoidea (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.12. No.1: 9–16 [in English].

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Abstract: A new millipede species, collected on the slopes of Mount Olympus, Greece, is described in the genus Schizmohetera Mršić, 1987, previously known by two species from Macedonia (ex-Yugoslavia). This genus shows affinities still to be refined with the poorly-known taxon Fagina Attems, 1904, of which the type-species, Heterolatzelia silvatica Attems, 1904, is revised. Schizmohetera olympica sp.n. can be distinguished by the number of body segments (28 versus 30), presence of ocelli, and both male and female sexual structures. In the Greek fauna, this is only the 11th species of the order Chordeumatida, and the second of Neoatractosomatoidea, listed. A reclassification of this superfamily is given, with a brief diagnosis and generic composition of every suprageneric taxon; two new taxa are created, Cyrnosomatidae fam.n. and Osellasomatini trib.n.; Faginidae Attems, 1926 is considered as a junior subjective synonym of Neoatractosomatidae Verhoeff, 1901, syn.n., being downgraded to the status of a tribe in the latter family. The families Mastigophorophyllidae Verhoeff, 1899, Hoffmaneumatidae Golovatch, 1978 and Altajellidae Mikhaljova & Golovatch, 2001 are ejected from Neoatractosomatoidea to compose a new superfamily, Mastigophorophylloidea superfam.n.

KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Neoatractosomatoidea, taxonomy, reclassification, new taxa, new synonymy, Greece.

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