Golovatch S.I.1, Geoffroy J.-J.2, Mauriès J.-P.3, VandenSpiegel D.4 2010. Two new species of the millipede genus Trichopeltis Pocock, 1894 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Cryptodesmidae) from Vietnam and China // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.19. No.2: 63–72 [in English].

1 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky pr. 33, Moscow 119071 Russia.

2 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département Ecologie et Gestion de la Biodiversité, UMR 7179 du CNRS, Equipe EVOLTRAIT, 4, Avenue du Petit Château, F-91800 Brunoy, France.

3 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département Systématique et Evolution, UMR7205, Case postale No. 53, 61, rue Buffon, F-75231 Paris, France.

4 Musée Royal de l’Afrique centrale, B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium.

KEY WORDS: Cryptodesmidae, Trichopeltis, new species, montane forest, cave, Vietnam, China.

ABSTRACT. Two new species of Trichopeltis are described: T. deharvengi sp.n. from a montane forest in southern Vietnam, and T. latellai sp.n. from two adjacent caves in Guizhou Province, southern China. One of these species, T. deharvengi sp.n., not only shows some of the somatic and gonopod characters intermediate between those known to distinguish the tribes Trichopeltini and Otodesmini, but also seems to be especially similar to the type species T. bicolor (Pocock, 1894), from Sumatra. This warrants a more conservative approach to be followed in refining the diagnosis and scope of this genus, with the synonymization of Trichopeltini under Otodesmini, syn.n., based upon the reconfirmed synonymy of Trichopeltis and Otodesmus. A key is compiled to all six currently known species of Trichopeltis.

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