Golovatch S.I.1, Makarov S.E.2 2011. Two new, easternmost species of the millipede genus Anamastigona Silvestri, 1898 from Israel and the Caucasus (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Anthroleucosomatidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.20. No.1: 11–20 [in English].
1 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071 Russia.
2 Institute of Zoology, Faculty of Biology, University of Belgrade, Studentski Trg 16, Belgrade 11000 Serbia.
KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Anamastigona, taxonomy, new species, Israel, Caucasus, Abkhazia.
ABSTRACT. Two new species of the Mediterranean genus Anamastigona are being described: A. terraesanctae sp.n. from Israel, and A. mauriesi sp.n. from Abkhazia, Caucasus. At present, both of these species are the easternmost representatives of this genus, while the one from Israel is simultaneously the first and southeasternmost member of the order Chordeumatida in the diplopod fauna of the entire Near East. The new species from Abkhazia is the first record of Anamastigona in the Caucasus, one of the long acknowledged centres of anthroleucosomatid generic and species differentiation globally. The following new synonymy is formalized: Anamastigona aspromontis (Strasser, 1970) = A. meridio-nalis Silvestri, 1898, syn.n., and Anamastigona halophila (Verhoeff, 1940) = A. bilselii (Verhoeff, 1940), syn.n. (the valid names in the right).