Golovatch S.I.1, VandenSpiegel D.2 2014. Notes on Afrotropical Pyrgodesmidae, 1 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.23. No.4: 319–335 [in English].
1 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071 Russia.
2 Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, B-3480 Tervuren, Belgique.
KEY WORDS: millipede, Pyrgodesmidae, taxonomy, new records, new species, Africa.
ABSTRACT. New faunistic records and abundant illustrations are provided for Procoptodesmus diffusus Brolemann, 1920, Nonnodesmus niger Attems, 1953 and Stylodesmus horridus Cook, 1895. The genera Cachania Schubart, 1955 and Udodesmus Cook, 1896 (= Hercodesmus Cook, 1896, = Euhercodesmus Schubart, 1955, both syn.n.) are reviewed and rediagnosed, with keys given to all of their four and nine species, respectively, including C. spiniger sp.n., C. taenia sp.n., C. furcata sp.n., U. harpago sp.n. and U. liber sp.n.