Nefediev P.S.1, Nefedieva J.S.2, Dyachkov Yu.V.1 2014. A review of the anthropochore millipede fauna of Asian Russia, with new records from the Altai Province, Siberia (Diplopoda) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.23. No.4: 337–345 [in English].

1 Altai State University, Lenin Avenue, 61, Barnaul 656049 Russia, e-mail:

2 Barnaul Branch of OJSC “GIPRODORNII”, Papanintsev Street, 105, Barnaul 656000 Russia.

KEY WORDS: Brachyiulus, Brachydesmus, Poratia, Brachyiulus jawlowskii, Brachydesmus superus, Poratia digitata, anthropochore, faunistics, introduction, Siberia.

ABSTRACT. The anthropochore millipede fauna of Asian Russia is reviewed, based on the available literature records, as well as new samples from the Altai Province and only partly published, freshly revised material [Nefediev, Nefedieva, 2006, 2011]. The julid genus Brachyiulus Berlese, 1884, as well as B. jawlowskii Lohmander, 1928, are new to the millipede faunas of Asian Russia and Kazakhstan. The polydesmid genus Brachydesmus Heller, 1858 and B. superus Latzel, 1884 are reported from Asian Russia for the first time. Both the genus Poratia Cook et Cook, 1894 and P. digitata (Porat, 1889), as well as the family Pyrgodesmidae they belong to, are formally new to the millipede fauna of Russia. The subcosmopolitan Nopoiulus kochii (Gervais, 1847) is recorded in Kazakhstan for the first time. Remarks are provided for all of the anthropochore species of the study area, all being mapped as well.

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