Dyachkov Yu.V.1, Farzalieva G.Sh.2, Dányi L.3 2021. On the centipede genus Schizotergitius Verhoeff, 1930, with a redescription of Schizotergitius altajicus Loksa, 1978 and a key to the genera of the family Lithobiidae in Central Asia (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha) // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.30. No.3: 361–371 [in English].

1 Altai State University, Lenin Avenue, 61, Barnaul 656049, Russia. E-mail: dyachkov793@mail.ru

2 Perm State University, Bukireva Street, 15, Perm 614600, Russia.

3 Centre for Agricultural Research, Institute for Soil Sciences, Herman Ottу ъt 15, Budapest H-1022, Hungary.

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.30.3.16

ABSTRACT. The genus Schizotergitius Verhoeff, 1930, subfamily Lithobiinae, is briefly redescribed, rediagnosed, and shown to comprise only two species: Schizotergitius longiventris Verhoeff, 1930 (the type species from Tajikistan) and S. altajicus Loksa, 1978 (Mongolia). Based on type and fresh material of both sexes, S. altajicus is redescribed, and its distribution is mapped. An identification key to all eight genera of Lithobiidae occurring in Central Asia is presented.

KEY WORDS: Lithobiinae, Schizotergitius, taxonomy, faunistics, diagnosis, description, genera, key, Central Asia.

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