Golovatch S.I.1, Turbanov I.S.2, VandenSpiegel D.3 2017. Contributions to the cave millipede fauna of the Crimean Peninsula (Diplopoda), with the description of a new species // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.26. No.2: 103–111 [in English].

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

2 Institute of the Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavl Region, 152742 Russia. E-mail: turba13@mail.ru

3 Musée Royal de l’Afrique centrale, Tervuren, Belgium. E-mail: didier.van.den.spiegel@africamuseum.be

KEY WORDS. Diplopoda, Caucasodesmus, new species, Amblyiulus kovali, variation, taxonomy, cave, fauna, Crimea.

ABSTRACT. A new presumed troglobiont millipede is described from a cave in the Crimea: Caucasodesmus birsteini sp.n. New data on the variability and distribution of Amblyiulus kovali Golovatch, 2008, another endemic Crimean cavernicole, are presented. At present, the diplopod fauna of the Crimea comprises 18 species, 12 genera, eight families and six orders, among which at least five species are presumed endemic troglobionts and their distributions are mapped.

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