Turbanov I.S.1, Golovatch S.I.2, VandenSpiegel D.3 2018. New interesting records of three cavernicolous millipede species from the Crimean Peninsula // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.27. No.3: 201–209 [in English].

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

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

3 Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale, B-3480 Tervuren, Belgique. E-mail: didier.van.den.spiegel@africamuseum.be

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 27.3.02

ABSTRACT. New records and illustrations are provided for three diplopod species from Crimean caves: Caucasodesmus svetlanae Golovatch et VandenSpiegel, 2015, C. tauricus Golovatch, 2011 and Syrioiulus kovali (Golovatch, 2008), comb.n. ex Amblyiulus Silvestri, 1896. The refined distributions of all five endemic, presumed troglobitic, Crimean millipede species are mapped. The patterns revealed are rooted in and accounted for by the geological history, as well as the karst geomorphological and biospeleological regionalization of the Crimean karst.

KEY WORDS: taxonomy, Caucasodesmus, Syrioiulus, Amblyiulus, new records, cave, Crimea.

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