Likhitrakarn N.1, Golovatch S.I.2, Panha S.3 2017. The first record of the pantropical millipede, Chondromorpha xanthotricha (Attems, 1898) (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae), from Thailand // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.4: 281–287 [in English].

1 Division of Plant Protection, Faculty of Agricultural Production, Maejo University, Chiang Mai 50290 Thailand. E-mail:

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

3 Animal Systematics Research Unit, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok 10330 Thailand. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.26.4.01

KEY WORDS: Myriapoda, Sulciferini, anthropochore millipede, Chiang Mai.

ABSTRACT. The pantropical anthropochore millipede, Chondromorpha xanthotricha, is new to the fauna of both Chiang Mai Province and entire Thailand, collected in and around the city of Chiang Mai. It often occurred together with Orthomorpha coarctata, another pantropical introduced species, in such man-made habitats as coffee shop garden or compost heap. A detailed, richly illustrated description of C. xanthotricha is provided, based on the fresh samples from Thailand.

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