Nzoko Fiemapong A.R.1, Tamesse J.L.2, VandenSpiegel D.3 2017. A survey of the western African millipede genus Tymbodesmus Cook, 1899 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Gomphodesmidae), with the description of a new species from Cameroon // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.1: 1–7 [in English].

1 Laboratoire de Zoologie, Université Yaoundé 1, BP: 812, Cameroon. E-mail:

2 Laboratoire de Zoologie de l’Ecole Normale Supérieure de l’UniversitédeYaoundé 1, Cameroon. E-mail:

3 Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, B-3480 Tervuren, Belgique. E-mail:

KEY WORDS: millipede, Gomphodesmidae, taxonomy, new species, Cameroon.

ABSTRACT. A new species of the oligotypic millipede genus Tymbodesmus is described from Cameroon: T. golovatchi sp.n. It is distinguished by the presence of a single spine on the gonopod nodus and the absence of a paxillus on body segment 15. New material of the type-species T. figlinus Cook, 1899, previously known in Cameroon only from the littoral region (Kumba “Mundame”), is also illustrated.

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