Anh Nguyen Duc1, Golovatch S.I.2, Anichkin A.E.3 2006. The dragon millipedes in Vietnam (Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae, genus Desmoxytes Chamberlin, 1923) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.14 (for 2005). No.3: 251–257 [in English].

1 Institute of Ecology and Biological Resources, Caugiay Hanoi Vietnam.

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

3 Joint Russian-Vietnamese Science and Technological Tropical Centre, Southern Branch Ho Chi Minh Vietnam.

KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Desmoxytes, new species, taxonomy, Vietnam.

ABSTRACT. The millipede genus Desmoxytes is reviewed in the scope of the fauna of Vietnam, with four species described as new: D. proxima sp.n., D. cattienensis sp.n., D. specialis sp.n. and D. enghoffi sp.n., while D. spectabilis (Attems, 1937) is redescribed from new material. A key to all ten species of Desmoxytes currently or potentially present in Vietnam is compiled.

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