Golovatch S.I.1, Mauriès J.-P.2, Akkari N.3 2021. On the collections of Indo-Australian Spirobolida (Diplopoda) kept in the Zoological Museum of the Moscow State University, Russia. 3. Some Rhinocricidae // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.30. No.1: 3–27 [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 Systйmatique et Evolution, 61 rue Buffon, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France.
3 Naturhistorisches Museum Wien, Burgring 7, A-1010 Wien, Austria.
ABSTRACT. Most of the material of the family Rhinocricidae, the largest in the entire order Spirobolida and very common and diverse in Australasia, is treated, being represented in the collections of the Moscow Museum from the southwestern Pacific by at least seven species in four genera: Propodobolus, Dinematocricus, Eurhinocricus, and Salpidobolus. All these species are described and illustrated, but most of their identifications are only provisional because rhinocricid taxonomy is still generally chaotic, especially confused in the region we consider here. The genus Eurhinocricus is new to the fauna of Fiji. Lectotype designation is made for E. saipanus Verhoeff, 1937 from Saipan (= Guam), Marianas, Micronesia.
KEY WORDS: millipede, taxonomy, iconography, New Guinea, Fiji, Solomon Islands.