Golovatch S.I. 2013. On several new or poorly-known Oriental Paradoxosomatidae (Diplopoda: Polydesmida), XIII // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.22. No.1: 1–31 [in English].

Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071 Russia. E-mail: sgolovatch@yandex.ru

KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae, taxonomy, new records, new genus, new species, China.

ABSTRACT. This contribution is devoted to new records of several known, and to descriptions of the following 11 new, species from China: Tetracentrosternus hoffmani sp.n., Tylopus schawalleri sp.n., T. reductus sp.n., Kronopolites rugosus sp.n. and Antheromorpha rosea sp.n., all five from Yunnan, Inversispina trispina sp.n., from Sichuan, Hedinomorpha circofera sp.n., from Qinghai, as well as Anoplodesmus chinenis sp.n., Gonobelus martensi sp.n. and Sellanucheza jaegeri sp.n., all three from Shaanxi Province. In addition, a new genus, Sinomorpha gen.n. (Orthomorphini), is established for S. setosa sp.n., from Sichuan. Keys to all four Tylopus species reported from China, as well as to all four currently known species of Sellanucheza are given, the latter genus being relocated to the tribe Sulciferini, comb.n. The species Hedinomorpha jeekeli (Golovatch, 2009), from Shaanxi, is also relocated as a comb.n. ex Streptogonopus.

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