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Published: 2018-04-04

Dalmatosomatidae, a new monotypic family, and Dalmatosoma agaricum gen. et sp. nov. (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Craspedosomatidea) from Croatia, Balkan Peninsula

Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Biology, Studentski Trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Speleological Society “Špiljar”, 21000 Split, Croatia
Institute of Zoology, University of Belgrade - Faculty of Biology, Studentski Trg 16, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia
Myriapoda Dalmatosomatidae millipedes new family new genus new species caves Dalmatia Dinaric region

Abstract

A new millipede species, Dalmatosoma agaricum gen. et sp. nov., is described from a cave in Dalmatia (Croatia). The new taxon is clearly unique among chordeumatidans in both anterior and posterior gonopod structure and shows some noteworthy habitus features. We therefore here establish a new monotypic family, viz., Dalmatosomatidae, for the given taxon and place it within the suborder Craspedosomatidea. The new family is briefly discussed and compared with all other chordeumatidans.

 

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How to Cite

ANTIĆ, D. Ž., RAĐA, T., & MAKAROV, S. E. (2018). Dalmatosomatidae, a new monotypic family, and <em>Dalmatosoma</em> <em>agaricum</em> gen. et sp. nov. (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Craspedosomatidea) from Croatia, Balkan Peninsula. Zootaxa, 4403(2), 289–306. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4403.2.4