Nefediev P.S.1, Farzalieva G.Sh.2 2020. New records of lithobiid centipedes from Siberia, Russia (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.2: 185–198 [in English].

1 Altai State University, Lenin Avenue, 61, Barnaul 656049 Russia. E-mail:

2 Perm State University, Bukireva Street, 15, Perm 614600 Russia. E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.2.03

ABSTRACT. Based on new material and previously unstudied collections, the distributions of 13 lithobiid species from Siberia have been refined. The subgenus Chinobius Matic, 1973 and two species, Lithobius (Ch.) opinatus (Zalesskaja, 1978) and L. (Ezembius) giganteus Sseliwanoff, 1881, are reported from western Siberia for the first time. Some species, L. (E.) giganteus Sseliwanoff, 1881, L. (Monotarsobius) fugax Stuxberg, 1876 and L. (M.) nordenskioeldii Stuxberg, 1876, are new to the Republic of Altai. The first data on the lithobiid fauna of the Republic of Khakassia, encompassing 5 species, are provided: L. (Ch.) opinatus (Zalesskaja, 1978), L. (E.) princeps Stuxberg, 1876, L. (M.) curtipes C.L. Koch, 1847, L. (M.) fugax Stuxberg, 1876 and L. (M.) worogowensis Eason, 1976. The distributions of all species encountered are mapped for the first time in the Siberian region.

KEY WORDS: lithobiid centipedes, Lithobiidae, Lithobius, Chinobius, Ezembius, Monotarsobius, fauna, new records, Siberia, Russia.

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