Golovatch S.I.1, Stoev P.2, VandenSpiegel D.3 2010. New or poorly-known millipedes (Diplopoda) from Papua New Guinea, 2 // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.19. No.3: 129–143 [in English].
1 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky pr. 33, Moscow 119071 Russia.
2 National Museum of Natural History, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Blvd Tsar Osvoboditel 1, Sofia 1000 Bulgaria.
3 Musée Royal de l’Afrique centrale, B-3080 Tervuren, Belgium.
KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Pyrgodesmidae, Cryptodesmidae, Opisotretidae, taxonomy, new species, Papua New Guinea.
ABSTRACT. Two new species of Diplopoda are described from Papua New Guinea: Evurodesmus proximus sp.n. (Pyrgodesmidae) and Astrolabius hoffmani sp.n. (Cryptodesmidae), their respective genera being refined and re-diagnosed. Solaenaulus butteli (Carl, 1922) (Opisotretidae) has been found for the first time beyond its type locality in Sumatra, Indonesia, being also redescribed in due detail, based on material from Papua New Guinea. S. birmanicus Carl, 1941, formerly treated as a subspecies of S. butteli, is considered as a full species, stat.n.