Dyachkov Yu.V. 2019. New data on the family Mecistocephalidae Bollman, 1893 (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha) from Middle Asia // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.28. No.3: 368–373 [in English].

Altai State University, Prospect Lenina, 61 Barnaul, 656049, Russia. E-mail: dyachkov793@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.28.3.02

ABSTRACT. The family Mecistocephalidae in Middle Asia contains five accepted species. New records based on material from several collections allow for the distributions of three species to be refined: Arrup asiaticus (Titova, 1975) is new to the fauna of Uzbekistan (Tashkent Region) and to the South Kazakhstan Region of Kazakhstan, A. edentulus (Attems, 1904) is recorded from the Chuy Region of Kyrgyzstan for the first time, while Krateraspis meinerti (Sseliwanoff, 1881) is new to the Jambyl Region of Kazakhstan. Remarks are provided for all of the species encountered, their distributions being mapped as well. A key to all five Mecistocephalidae species occurring in Middle Asia is given.

KEY WORDS: Geophilomorpha, Mecistocephalidae, Arrup, Krateraspis, faunistics, new records, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan.

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