Mauriès J.-P. 2015. Diplopodes platydesmides et polyzonides collectés dans le Nord-ouest de la Péninsule Ibérique par les missions britanniques de 1993 et 2004 (Diplopoda : Platydesmida, Polyzoniida) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.24. No.4: 325–341 [in French, with English summary].

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KEY WORDS: Diplopoda, Platydesmida, Polyzoniida, taxonomy, new genus, new species, identification key, map, Spain, Portugal.

ABSTRACT. Identification results of the epigean Platydesmida and Polyzoniida millipedes collected by British expeditions in 1993 and 2004 in the Northwest of Iberian Peninsula (Galicia and the extreme North of Portugal) are presented. One Polyzoniida from the genus Hirudisoma and two new species of Platydesmida are described, one of which belongs to the genus Dolistenus, D. iberoalbus sp.n., the other to a new monotypic genus, Ebenostenus gen.n., with E. iberoniger sp.n. Summarizing keys are given to the species of Hirudisoma and to the genera and species of Platydesmida of Europe.

In the appended nomenclatural note, two taxa of generic rank, Romanosoma and Cyrnosoma, are validated. Described by Ceuca [1967] and Mauriès [1969], respectively, these genera remained invalid because no type-species was designated for either of them. Romanosoma cavernicola Ceuca, 1967 is selected as type-species for Romanosoma, and Neoatractosoma (Cyrnosoma) beroni Mauriès, 1969 for Cyrnosoma. The family-group name Cyrnosomatidae is thus validated as well.

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