Review of the millipede genus Hyleoglomeris Verhoeff, 1910 (Diplopoda, Glomerida, Glomeridae), with descriptions of new species from caves in Southeast Asia

Sergei I. GOLOVATCH, Jean-Jacques GEOFFROY & Jean-Paul MAURIÈS

en Zoosystema 28 (4) - Pages 887-915

Published on 29 December 2006

The large, widespread, primarily Asian genus Hyleoglomeris Verhoeff, 1910 is reviewed. All of its 64 currently known species are keyed, including six new species: H. maculata n. sp., H. reducta n. sp. and H. eusulcata n. sp., from caves in southern China; H. speophila n. sp., from a cave in northern Vietnam; and H. sulcostriata n. sp. and H. differens n. sp., from caves in Laos. In addition, H. sinensis (Brölemann, 1896) is redescribed from type material and a lectotype is designated. Hyleoglomeris emarginata Golovatch, 1981 and H. robusta Attems, 1938 are redescribed from topotypes and notes are given on their variation.


Diplopoda, Glomerida, Hyleoglomeris, subterranean biology, cave, Southeast Asia, China, Vietnam, Laos, new species.

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