Golovatch S.I.1, Geoffroy J.-J.2 2013. On several species of the millipede genus Eustrongylosoma Silvestri, 1896 from Vanuatu, Melanesia, southwestern Pacific (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.22. No.3: 189–200 [in English].
1 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071 Russia.
2 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département Ecologie & Gestion de la Biodiversité, UMR 7204 CESCO, 4, avenue du Petit Château, F-91800 Brunoy, France.
KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Paradoxosomatidae, Eustrongylosoma, new species, Vanuatu.
ABSTRACT. Four new species of the large, mostly Papuan genus Eustrongylosoma are described from the Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu: E. hirsutum sp.n., E. vanuatu sp.n., E. acutum sp.n. and E. picturatum sp.n. These are only some of the species of the genus that actually populate the island. Besides Eustrongylosoma, Espiritu Santo seems to fail to support any other presumed endemics from the family Paradoxosomatidae. Despite some encounters in caves, none of the species demonstrates obvious troglomorphic traits.