Additions to the millipede fauna of an Amazonian ferruginous landscape: a new species of Pseudoporatia Golovatch, 1999 widespread in rock outcrops (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Pyrgodesmidae)

Luiz Felipe Moretti INIESTA, Rodrigo Salvador BOUZAN, Claudio A. R. SOUZA, Robson A. ZAMPAULO, Igor CIZAUSKAS & Antonio Domingos BRESCOVIT

en Zoosystema 45 (16) - Pages 463-498

Published on 13 September 2023

Here we describe the new species Pseudoporatia kananciue Iniesta, Bouzan, Souza & Brescovit, n. sp., widespread in the Amazonian ferruginous landscape of the state of Pará, Brazil. The species differs from its only congener P. perplexa Golovatch, 1999 by the presence of 19 body rings in adults (vs 20 body rings), the position of the porosteles on the paraterga, and the morphology of the gonopods. Notes on its ecology and comments on the diversity of millipedes in the region of Serra dos Carajás, state of Pará, Brazil, are also provided.

Carajás, Brölemann, Schubart, cave-dwelling, subterranean fauna, new species
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