Golovatch S.I.1, Mauriès J.-P.2, Akkari N.3 2020. On the collections of Indo-Australian Spirobolida (Diplopoda) kept in the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University, Russia. 2. Two new species of Spirobolellus Pocock, 1894 from islands off Papua New Guinea and Australia // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.4: 399–407 [in English].

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

2 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département de Systématique et Evolution, 61 rue Buffon, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.

3 Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Burgring 7, A-1010 Wien, Austria.

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.4.01

ABSTRACT. Two new species of the millipede genus Spirobolellus are described: S. kurtschevae sp.n. from Lou Island, Admiralty Islands, Papua New Gui­nea, and S. tschernovi sp.n. from Norfolk Island, New South Wales, Australia. Because the telopodite of the anterior gonopods on the caudal face is swollen and directed not laterad, but mesad, S. tschernovi sp.n. seems to share this peculiar feature only with S. antipodarum (? = S. reischeki). This also allows us to confirm that Desmocricellus Attems, 1953 is a junior subjective synonym of Spirobolellus Pocock, 1894.

KEY WORDS: millipede, Spirobolellidae, taxonomy, new species, New Guinea, Australia.

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