Golovatch S.I.1, Turbanov I.S.2 2018. A new cavernicolous species of the millipede genus Typhloglomeris Verhoeff, 1898 from western Georgia, Caucasus (Diplopoda: Glomerida: Glomeridellidae) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.27. No.1: 101–104 [in English].

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

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

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.27.1.14

KEY WORDS: taxonomy, Typhloglomeris, new species, cave, Georgia, Transcaucasia.

ABSTRACT. A new diplopod species is described from a cave in western Georgia, Transcaucasia: Typhloglomeris palatovi sp.n. The new species seems to be a troglobite and joins the caucasica-group, but differs clearly from T. caucasica Golovatch, 1975, the sole other component species, a troglophile from near Sochi, Krasnodar Territory, Russian Caucasus, primarily by the shape of the telopod syncoxite which in T. palatovi sp.n. shows particularly thick lateral horns and a simple, rounded, central lobe devoid of parabasal “shoulders”.

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