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Description, écologie et chorologie de trois espèces nouvelles de diplopodes (Myriapoda, Diplopoda) des zones périphériques du Massif central et du centre de la France

Jean-Paul MAURIÈS & Richard Desmond KIME

fr Zoosystema 21 (2) - Pages 367-378

Published on 24 June 1999

Description, ecology and distribution of three new species (Myriapoda, Diplodopa) from the peripheral areas of Massif Central and Central France

Polydesmus geoffroyi n. sp. (Polydesmida, Polydesmidae) was collected in oakwoods situated in the Cher, Lozère and Dordogne departments. The other two species are craspedosomids with a much more limited distribution: Hylebainosoma (?) nontronensis n. sp. (Haaseida) occurs in woods on acidic soils in the border regions of the Périgord Vert and the Limousin; the five species of the genus Hylebainosoma are Carpathian. Pyrgocyphosoma balazuci is only known from two localities, one of which is a cave, in the Ardèche department; its discovery significantly extends the distributional area of the genus Pyrgocyphosoma in a westerly direction.

Keywords :

Diplopoda, fauna, taxonomy, ecology, France.