Two new species of the millipede genus Desmoxytes Chamberlin, 1923 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae) from caves in southern China

Published on Dec 1, 2010
· DOI :10.15298/arthsel.19.2.01
Sergei I. Golovatch12
Estimated H-index: 12
(RAS: Russian Academy of Sciences),
Jean-Jacques Geoffroy8
Estimated H-index: 8
(CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique),
Jean-Paul Mauriès6
Estimated H-index: 6
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