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A review of the dragon millipede genus Desmoxytes Chamberlin, 1923 in China, with descriptions of four new species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae).

Liu W, Golovatch SI, Tian M - Zookeys (2014)

Bottom Line: Four new species of Desmoxytes are described from southern China: Desmoxyteslingulata sp. n., Desmoxytesparvula sp. n., and Desmoxytesnodulosa sp. n., from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Desmoxytesgetuhensis sp. n. from Guizhou Province.In addition, new records of Desmoxytesscutigeroides Golovatch, Geoffroy & Mauriès, 2010 and Desmoxytesscolopendroides Golovatch, Geoffroy & Mauriès, 2010 are provided, with a modified key to Desmoxytes species currently known to occur in China.Two of the new species, Desmoxytesnodulosa sp. n. and Desmoxytesgetuhensis sp. n., seem to be troglobites.

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Affiliation: College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, 483 Wushanlu, Guangzhou, 510640, China.

ABSTRACT
Four new species of Desmoxytes are described from southern China: Desmoxyteslingulata sp. n., Desmoxytesparvula sp. n., and Desmoxytesnodulosa sp. n., from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Desmoxytesgetuhensis sp. n. from Guizhou Province. In addition, new records of Desmoxytesscutigeroides Golovatch, Geoffroy & Mauriès, 2010 and Desmoxytesscolopendroides Golovatch, Geoffroy & Mauriès, 2010 are provided, with a modified key to Desmoxytes species currently known to occur in China. Two of the new species, Desmoxytesnodulosa sp. n. and Desmoxytesgetuhensis sp. n., seem to be troglobites.

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Desmoxytesparvula sp. n., ♂ holotype from Xia’ao Town, cave I. A Collum B sternal process between coxae 4, ventral view C femur 6, lateral view. Scale bar: 0.5 mm.
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Figure 5: Desmoxytesparvula sp. n., ♂ holotype from Xia’ao Town, cave I. A Collum B sternal process between coxae 4, ventral view C femur 6, lateral view. Scale bar: 0.5 mm.

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A review of the dragon millipede genus Desmoxytes Chamberlin, 1923 in China, with descriptions of four new species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae).

Liu W, Golovatch SI, Tian M - Zookeys (2014)

Desmoxytesparvula sp. n., ♂ holotype from Xia’ao Town, cave I. A Collum B sternal process between coxae 4, ventral view C femur 6, lateral view. Scale bar: 0.5 mm.
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Figure 5: Desmoxytesparvula sp. n., ♂ holotype from Xia’ao Town, cave I. A Collum B sternal process between coxae 4, ventral view C femur 6, lateral view. Scale bar: 0.5 mm.
Mentions: Figs 4, 5, 6

Bottom Line: Four new species of Desmoxytes are described from southern China: Desmoxyteslingulata sp. n., Desmoxytesparvula sp. n., and Desmoxytesnodulosa sp. n., from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Desmoxytesgetuhensis sp. n. from Guizhou Province.In addition, new records of Desmoxytesscutigeroides Golovatch, Geoffroy & Mauriès, 2010 and Desmoxytesscolopendroides Golovatch, Geoffroy & Mauriès, 2010 are provided, with a modified key to Desmoxytes species currently known to occur in China.Two of the new species, Desmoxytesnodulosa sp. n. and Desmoxytesgetuhensis sp. n., seem to be troglobites.

View Article: PubMed Central - HTML - PubMed

Affiliation: College of Natural Resources and Environment, South China Agricultural University, 483 Wushanlu, Guangzhou, 510640, China.

ABSTRACT
Four new species of Desmoxytes are described from southern China: Desmoxyteslingulata sp. n., Desmoxytesparvula sp. n., and Desmoxytesnodulosa sp. n., from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, and Desmoxytesgetuhensis sp. n. from Guizhou Province. In addition, new records of Desmoxytesscutigeroides Golovatch, Geoffroy & Mauriès, 2010 and Desmoxytesscolopendroides Golovatch, Geoffroy & Mauriès, 2010 are provided, with a modified key to Desmoxytes species currently known to occur in China. Two of the new species, Desmoxytesnodulosa sp. n. and Desmoxytesgetuhensis sp. n., seem to be troglobites.

No MeSH data available.