Golovatch S.I.1, Mauriès J.-P.2, Akkari N.3 2020. On the collections of Indo-Australian Spirobolida (Diplopoda) kept in the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University, Russia. 1. A new species of Arisemolus Hoffman, 1980 from Papua New Guinea // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.3: 309–315 [in English].
1 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospekt 33, Moscow 119071 Russia. E-mail: email@example.com
2 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département de Systématique et Evolution, 61 rue Buffon, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.
3 Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Burgring 7, A-1010 Wien, Austria.
ABSTRACT. Arisemolus kurtschevae sp.n. is described as the first species of the genus to be reported from mainland (and inland) Papua New Guinea. The new species differs from all three other accepted congeners that range from the Mariana and Caroline islands in Micronesia, through the Bismarck Archipelago and Vanuatu in Melanesia, to western New Guinea, Indonesia, primarily by certain details of gonopodal structure, in particular the considerably longer/higher sternite of the anterior gonopods and the shape of the distal part of the posterior gonopods. New illustrations are provided for both A. tamicus (Attems, 1914) (the type species) and A. ralumensis obscuratus (Attems, 1914), the latter being formally synonymized with A. ralumensis ralumensis, syn.n. Lectotype designation is made for A. tamicus.
KEY WORDS: Millipede, Pachybolidae, taxonomy, new species, New Guinea.