Geoffroy J.-J.1, Golovatch S.I.2 2004. Some polydesmidan millipedes from caves in southern China (Diplopoda: Polydesmida), with descriptions of four new species // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.13. No.1–2: 19–28 [in English].

1 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département Ecologie & Gestion de la Biodiversité, USM 306 Réseaux Trophiques du Sol, 4, avenue du Petit Château, F-91800 Brunoy, France.

2 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky pr. 33, Moscow 119071 Russia.

KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Polydesmida, taxonomy, new species, cave, China.

ABSTRACT: In addition to two common epigean species of Paradoxosomatidae, a collection of polydesmidan millipedes from Chinese caves has revealed the following four new species: Epanerchodus draco sp.n., E. frater sp.n., E. soror sp.n. and Usbekodesmus varius sp.n. (Polydesmidae). Two of these taxa, in particular E. draco sp.n. and E. frater sp.n., are presumed troglobites, the other two are presumed troglophiles.

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