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Occurrence of the millipede genus Piccola Attems, 1953 in China (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae)

Published on Jan 7, 2015in Zootaxa0.99
· DOI :10.11646/zootaxa.3904.3.5
Weixin Liu2
Estimated H-index: 2
(SCAU: South China Agricultural University),
Mingyi Tian6
Estimated H-index: 6
(SCAU: South China Agricultural University)
Abstract
Piccola golovatchi sp. nov. is described and illustrated. It comes from the limestone cave called Shizikou Dadong, Tianlin County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, southern China. This species is considered to be a troglobite, showing a pallid tegument and extremely enlongated antennae and legs. This is the first record of the millipede genus Piccola Attems, 1953 from China.
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