Golovatch, S. I.; Mikhaljova, E. V.; Chang, H.-W. (2011). The Millipede Families Cryptodesmidae, Haplodesmidae, Pyrgodesmidae, Opisotretidae and Xystodesmidae in Taiwan (Diplopoda, Polydesmida). Tropical Natural History. 11(2): 119-134.
Golovatch, S. I.; Mikhaljova, E. V.; Chang, H.-W.
The Millipede Families Cryptodesmidae, Haplodesmidae, Pyrgodesmidae, Opisotretidae and Xystodesmidae in Taiwan (Diplopoda, Polydesmida)
Faunistic records are provided, summarized and
mapped for several smaller families of the
millipede order Polydesmida in Taiw
an. Both Pyrgodesmidae and Opisot
retidae are new to the Taiwanese
list. The former family is represented there by the nearly pantropical
which is new to the island’s fauna, as well as by two new species of
n. sp. and
n. sp.; both latter taxa are incorporated
in a key to all five species of the
genus. Cryptodesmidae are actually represented in Taiwan by a single, widespread, briefly redescribed and
richly illustrated species,
Verhoeff, 1931 (=
Wang, 1957, n.
syn.), while both Opisotretidae and Xystodesmidae by a closer unidentified species of ?
Attems, 1937 and
Attems, 1938, respectively. In addition to
Korsós and Chang, 2010, the family
Haplodesmidae contains in Taiwan
Silvestri, 1910, thus conf
irming an earlier record.