Golovatch S.I. 2013. On several new or poorly-known Oriental Paradoxosomatidae (Diplopoda: Polydesmida), XIV // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.22. No.4: 307–332 [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 species, China.

ABSTRACT. This contribution is devoted to new records of a few known, and to descriptions of the following nine new, species from China: Gonobelus pentaspinus sp.n., Kronopolites semirugosus sp.n., Hedinomorpha nigra sp.n., Sellanucheza typica sp.n., Sigipinius complex sp.n. and S. simplex sp.n., all from Sichuan, S. kabaki sp.n. from Xinjiang, as well as S. campanuliformis sp.n. and Hedinomorpha subnigra sp.n., both latter species from Yunnan. The diagnosis and systematic position of Sigipinius Hoffman, 1961 are refined, the type species, S. grahami Hoffman, 1961, is redescribed, based on abundant near-topotype material, whereas this genus is transferred to the tribe Sundaninini, comb.n., and considered as a new subjective senior synonym of Chinomorpha Golovatch, 2011, syn.n. Keys to all currently known eight, six and six species of Hedinomorpha Verhoeff, 1933, Sellanucheza Enghoff, Golovatch et Nguyen Duc, 2004 and Sigipinius are given, respectively. Additional records of Inversispina erectispina Golovatch, 2012 are presented from Sichuan, with remarks on variability.

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