Golovatch S.I. 2015. On several new or poorly-known Oriental Paradoxosomatidae (Diplopoda: Polydesmida), XVII // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.24. No.2: 127–168 [in English].
Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071 Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae, taxonomy, new records, new genus, new species, new synonymy, new combination, key, Nepal, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Vietnam.
ABSTRACT. This contribution is devoted to new records of a few known, and to descriptions of the following 16 new, Oriental species: Anoplodesmus magnus sp.n., Kronopolites coriaceus sp.n., Beronodesmus minutus sp.n., B. gorkhalis sp.n., B. longispinus sp.n., B. latispinosus sp.n., B. curtispinus sp.n., B. sinuatospinus sp.n., B. distospinosus sp.n., Delarthrum curtisoma sp.n., D. gracile sp.n., D. planifemur sp.n. and D. densesetosum sp.n., all from Nepal. Beronodesmoides gen.n., a new genus of the tribe Chamberliniini close to Beronodesmus Golovatch, 2014, is proposed for three new species from Nepal: B. anteriporus sp.n. (the type-species), B. lobatus sp.n. and B. bifidus sp.n. Keys are given to all eight and three species of Beronodesmus and Beronodesmoides gen.n., respectively. The hitherto monobasic Dasypharkis Attems, 1936 is here considered as a new junior subjective synonym of Delarthrum Attems, 1936, syn.n., with Delarthrum rugulosum (Carl, 1932), from southern India, representing a comb.n. ex Dasypharkis.