Golovatch S.I. 2014. On several new or poorly-known Oriental Paradoxosomatidae (Diplopoda: Polydesmida), XVI // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.23. No.3: 227–251 [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, Nepal.

ABSTRACT. This contribution is mainly devoted to descriptions of seven new species of Delarthrum from Nepal: D. beroni sp.n., D. typicum sp.n., D. curtum sp.n., D. tenuitergale sp.n., D. andreevi sp.n., D. heterotergale sp.n. and D. setosum sp.n. The following new synonymies are advanced: Nepalomorpha Golovatch, 1994, = Parorthomorpha Golovatch, 1994, = Martensosoma Golovatch, 1992, = Armolites Golovatch, 1984, = Orophosoma Jeekel, 1980, = Delarthrum Attems, 1936, all syn.n. A new diagnosis of and 40 new transfers to Delarthrum (tribe Polydrepanini) are provided, this genus currently encompassing as many as 41 species, mostly Himalayan. In addition, because of homonymy, D. spiniger (Golovatch, 1992) is renamed into D. spinigerum (Golovatch, 1992), nom.n., while Parorthomorpha panda Golovatch, 2009, from north-central China, is newly transferred to Polylobosoma Jeekel, 1980, to become Polylobosoma panda (Golovatch, 2009), comb.n. ex Parorthomorpha. Beronodesmus gen.n. is established for B. pallidus sp.n., the first genus and species of the Oriental tribe Chamberlinini to be reported from the Himalayas. This tribe possibly also comprises the obscure “Tonkinosoma jeekeli Nguyen Duc, 2011, from northern Vietnam.

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