Zuev R.V.1, Proskura E.D.1, Evsyukov A.P.2 2023. New records of millipedes (Diplopoda) from the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, northern Caucasus, Russia // Russian Entomol. J. Vol.32. No.3: 360–368 [in English].

1 North Caucasian Federal University, Pushkina Str. 1, Stavropol 355009 Russia. E-mail: romus00@yandex.ru

2 Don State Technical University, Department of Biology and General Pathology, Gagarin Square 1, Rostov-on-Don 344003, Russia. E-mail: aevsukov@mail.ru

doi: 10.15298/rusentj.32.3.11

ABSTRACT. New, often illustrated records are provided for 19 species of millipedes from the Karachay-Cherkess Republic, Russia’s Caucasus. A checklist of all diplopod species presently known to occur in the republic is given: 31 species, 17 genera, nine families and five orders. Eight species are recorded from the republic for the first time: Polydesmus complanatus (Linnaeus, 1761) (also new to the entire Caucasian fauna), Nopoiulus kochii (Gervais, 1847), Nemasoma caucasicum (Lohmander, 1932), Cylindroiulus arborum Verhoeff, 1928, Omobrachyiulus caucasicus (Karsch, 1881), O. curvocaudatus (Lignau, 1903), O. implicitus (Lohmander, 1936) and O. zuevi Vagalinski, 2021. The fauna of the republic is dominated by endemics and subendemics of the Caucasus.

KEY WORDS: diversity, fauna, distribution, iconography.

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