Golovatch S.I.1, Nzoko Fiemapong A.R.2, VandenSpiegel D.3 2017. The first record of the pantropical anthropochore millipede, Cylindrodesmus hirsutus Pocock, 1889, from Cameroon (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Haplodesmidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.26. No.3: 281–282 [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, BP 812, Cameroun.
3 Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, B-3480 Tervuren, Belgique.
KEY WORDS: millipede, Haplodesmidae, Cylindrodesmus hirsutus, pantropical, introduction, parthenogenesis, Cameroon.
ABSTRACT. The first formal record of the pantropical millipede, Cylindrodesmus hirsutus Pocock, 1889, is given from Cameroon. The species seems to be restricted to a man-made palm plantation within the capital city of Yaoundй, apparently being represented by a bisexual population. A male is richly illustrated to confirm the identity.