Golovatch S.I.1, Nzoko Fiemapong A.R.2, VandenSpiegel D.3 2015. Notes on Afrotropical Pyrgodesmidae, 2 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.24. No.4: 387–400 [in English].
1 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071 Russia.
2 Laboratoire de Zoologie, Université Yaoundé 1, BP812, Cameroun.
3 Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, B-3480 Tervuren, Belgique.
KEY WORDS: millipede, Pyrgodesmidae, taxonomy, new species, new combination, key, Cameroon.
ABSTRACT. The genera Urodesmus and Monachodesmus are reviewed and shown to comprise four and 18 species, respectively, all keyed, including U. cornutus sp.n., M. longicaudatus sp.n. and M. armorum sp.n., all three from Cameroon. In addition, the West African genus Udodesmus is recorded in Cameroon for the first time, being represented there by U. camerunensis sp.n., which is unique among congeners in showing 5+5 undifferentiated lobulations at the anterior margin of the collum.