Dyachkov Yu.V.1, Tuf I.H.2 2018. New data on the genus Escaryus Cook et Collins, 1891 (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha: Schendylidae) from Kazakhstan // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.27. No.4: 293–299 [in English].
1 Altai State University, Lenin Avenue, 61, Barnaul 656049, Russia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Palacký University, Slechtitelu, 27, Olomouc 77900, Czech Republic. E-mail: email@example.com
doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 27.4.04
ABSTRACT. The genus Escaryus Cook et Collins, 1891 comprises at least 5 species in the Republic of Kazakhstan: E. alatavicus Titova, 1972, E. retusidens Attems, 1904, E. kusnetzowi Lignau, 1929, E. koreanus Takakuwa, 1937 and E. japonicus Attems, 1927, and two undetermined forms: one from the South Kazakhstan Region which seems to be a new species (designated below as Escaryus-1) and the second form is Escaryus sp. from the Kazakh part of the Altai Mts. Both E. koreanus and E. japonicus are new species to the fauna of Kazakhstan. The family Schendylidae, the genus Escaryus and E. kusnetzowi Lignau, 1929 are reported in the South Kazakhstan Region for the first time. Remarks are provided for all species encountered, all being mapped as well. A key to the Escaryus species of Central Asia is given.
KEY WORDS: Geophilomorpha, Schendylidae, faunistics, new records, Kazakhstan.