Ma Hui-Qin1,2, Song Da-Xiang2,3, Zhu Ming-Sheng2. 2008. A new species of the genus Validifemur Ma, Song & Zhu, 2007 (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha) from China // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.16 (for 2007). No.2: 65–70 [in English].

1 Scientific Research Office, Hengshui College, Hengshui, Hebei 053000, P. R. China.

2 College of Life Sciences, Hebei University, Baoding, Hebei 071002, P. R. China.

3 (deceased)

KEY WORDS: Lithobiidae, new species, Henan, North China.

ABSTRACT. A description of Validifemur digitatus sp.n. is given based on a single male holotype recently found in the Henan Province of North China. This is only a third congener, differing from the type-species V. pedodontus Ma, Song et Zhu, 2007 and V. zapparolii Ma, Song et Zhu, 2007, both from Shaanxi Province, China, in several characters of male leg armature. A key is compiled, and a map presented, for these three congeners.

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