Teruel R. 2017. A new genus of micro-whipscorpions (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) from western Cuba // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.1: 41–47 [in English].

Centro Oriental de Ecosistemas y Biodiversidad (Bioeco), Museo de Historia Natural “Tomás Romay”. José A. Saco # 601, esquina a Barnada; Santiago de Cuba 90100. Cuba. E-mail: rteruel@bioeco.cu

KEY WORDS: schizomids, taxonomy, new genus, America, Caribbean.

ABSTRACT: A new monotypic genus is herein described to accommodate the Western Cuban endemic schizomid Schizomus decui Dumitresco, 1977, currently placed in the “dumitrescoae” species-group of Rowlandius Reddell et Cokendolpher, 1995. The new genus is diagnosed from all other Hubbardiinae by a combination of several morphological characters of both sexes, including a very strong sexual dimorphism in setation of the propeltidium and tergites II–VII, male pedipalp armature and female spermathecal structure.

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