Mauriès J.-P. 2014. Quatre espèces nouvelles de Diplopodes cavernicoles de l’Andalousie (Espagne) (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Polydesmidae; Chordeumatida: Chamaesomatidae, Opisthocheiridae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.23. No.1: 33–50 [in French, with English summary].

Attaché honoraire au Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Dpt. Systématique et Evolution, section Arthropodes, C.P. n° 53, 61 rue Buffon, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.

KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, taxonomy, new species, caves, Spain.

ABSTRACT. Four new species of Diplopoda are identified and described from among material collec­ted principally in Andalusia, Spain in caves located in natural parks of the Jaén and Granada provinces, as well in the adjacent Albacete province, by the “Grupo de Espeleologнa de Villacarillo”. These new taxa are classified in three genera from three distinct families. Archipolydesmus giennensis sp.n. belongs to the Polydesmidae, Polydesmida. The other three new species are all in the order Chordeumatida: Origmatogona toniperezi sp.n. is in Chamaesomatidae while both Ceratosphys, C. flammeola sp.n. and C. fernandoi sp.n., are in Opisthocheiridae. A key to species Archipolydesmus is given, coupled with a supplement to the key published recently by the author for the genus Ceratosphys. The endemic Andalusian genus Beticosoma Mauriès, 1990 is excluded from the Chamaesomatidae, Scutogoninae, Origmatogonini to becomes the type of a new monotypic family Beticosomatidae, fam.n.

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