Golovatch S.I. 2012. On several new or poorly-known Oriental Paradoxosomatidae (Diplopoda: Polydesmida), XII // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.21. No.1: 1–12 [in English].

Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071 Russia. E-mail: sgolovatch@yandex.ru

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.21.1.01

KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae, Sulciferini, taxonomy, new genus, new species, Sichuan, China.

ABSTRACT. This contribution is devoted to descriptions of three new species from Sichuan, China: Hedinomorpha reducta sp.n. (with a review and a new diagnosis of the genus, and a key to all of its four constituent species), Inversispina erectispina sp.n. and Belousoviella kabaki sp.n. A key is given to all five genera of Asian Paradoxosomatidae that share elongate, slender gonopod femorites, coupled with long, more or less strongly coiled, uni- or biramous solenophores that sheath similarly long and flagelliform solenomeres, with formal allocations or transfers of these genera into the tribe Sulciferini, Paradoxosomatinae: Kaschmiriosoma Schubart, 1935, Gonobelus Attems, 1936, Wulingina Zhang, in Zhang, Wang & Zhang, 1997, Inversispina Zhang, in Zhang, Wang & Zhang, 1997, and Belousoviella gen.n.

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