Golovatch S.I.1, Geoffroy J.-J.2, VandenSpiegel D.3 2013. A new species of the millipede genus Cryptocorypha Attems, 1907, from Vanuatu, Melanesia, southwestern Pacific (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Pyrgodesmidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.22. No.4: 333–337 [in English].

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

2 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département Ecologie & Gestion de la Biodiversité, UMR 7204 CESCO, 4, avenue du Petit Château, F-91800 Brunoy, France.

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

KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Pyrgodesmidae, Cryptocorypha, new species, Vanuatu.

ABSTRACT. A new species of the rather large, basically tropical/subtropical Asian genus Cryptocorypha is described from the Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu: C. chernovi sp.n. This is the 12th species in the genus and the second member of Pyrgodesmidae presumably endemic to Vanuatu. It differs from all sufficiently well described congeners but C. stylopus Attems, 1907, from Java, Indonesia, in having 19 body segments in the ♂, from the remaining congeners by the narrower paraterga, combined with certain details of gonopod structure.

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