Pei S., Ma H.1, Liu H., Lu Y., Liang K. 2021. Lithobius (Monotarsobius) femoratus sp.n., a new centipede species from China (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha: Lithobiidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.30. No.4: 497–501 [in English].

Institute of Myriapodology, School of Life Sciences, Hengshui University, Hengshui, Hebei 053000, China. 1E-mail:

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.30.4.05

ABSTRACT. A new lithobiid species, Lithobius (Monotarsobius) femoratus sp.n., is described from Hebei Province, China. Morphologically, the new species seems to be extremely close to Lithobius (Monotarsobius) fugax Stuxberg, 1876 from Siberia and Mongolia, but it can easily be distinguished by its two longitudinal grooves on the dorsal side of the femur and one longitudinal groove on the ventral side of male legs 15, the presence of a DaC spine on legs 14 and 15, the dorsal plectrotaxy being 121 in legs 2, 10300 in legs 15, and Tömösváry’s organ larger than the adjacent ocelli.

KEY WORDS: Myriapoda, taxonomy, new species, eastern China.

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