Golovatch S.I.1, Turbanov I.S.2, Kapralov S.A.3, Somchenko P.V.4, Turbanova A.A.1,2 2021. New records of millipedes (Diplopoda) from caves in Crimea and the Caucasus // Invertebrate Zoology. Vol.18. No.2: 85–94 [in English].

1 Institute for Problems of Ecology and Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky pr. 33, Moscow 119071 Russia. E-mail: sgolovatch@yandex.ru

2 I.D. Papanin Institute of the Biology of Inland Waters, Russian Academy of Sciences, Borok, Yaroslavl Region, 152742 Russia. E-mail: turba13@mail.ru

3 K. Minin Nizhny Novgorod State Pedagogical University, Nizhny Novgorod, 603000 Russia. E-mail: gdgpsnew@gmail.com

4 Russian Geographical Society, Krasnodar regional branch, Krasnodar, 350033 Russia. E-mail: pv_som@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/invertzool.18.2.03

ABSTRACT. The results of a taxonomic treatment of Diplopoda collected recently in caves of Crimea and the Caucasus are presented. They concern at least 21 species from nine families and five orders. New faunistic information is provided, allowing for the distribution of a number of millipede species to be considerably refined. Problems of their ecological classification in relation to cavernicoly are discussed.

KEY WORDS: Myriapoda, cave fauna, trogloxene, eutroglophiles, subtroglophiles, troglobiont, Russia, Abkhazia.

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