Brevitibius ondundu Vohland, 2013

Vohland, Katrin & Hamer, Michelle, 2013, A review of the millipedes (Diplopoda) of Namibia, with identification keys and descriptions of two new genera and five new species, African Invertebrates 54 (1), pp. 251-251 : 274

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Brevitibius ondundu Vohland

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Brevitibius ondundu Vohland View in CoL , sp. n.

Figs 44–46

Etymology: From Ondundu Mts , where the type series was collected.

Diagnosis: Tibial process originating distally to solenomere knee ( Fig. 46); median lamella of telocoxite distally ovoid and shorter than lateral lamella. Lateral conus with doral surface slightly bulbous ( Figs 44, 45).


Size: Mid-body width of male 7.4 mm, 60 segments, female 7.8 mm and 58 segments. Colour: Badly preserved. Faint black longitudinal dorsal line. Distal border of metazonite reddish brown.

Head: Epicranial suture distinct, interocular suture visible. Frons slightly rifled.

Collum: Broadly surrounded with 1 lateral fold.

Tergites and sternites: Rows of punctures on prozonites, metazonites striated below ozopores. Sternites striated. Paraprocts with median bulge.

Legs: Without pads.

Gonopods: Median lamella of telocoxite ovoid, setose, not reaching tip of lateral lamella ( Figs 44, 45). Lateral conus distally directed, with bulbous upper surface, and tapered apically ( Fig. 45). Telopodite long and slender, in anterior part broadened to cover tip of tibial process ( Fig. 46, tp).

Holotype: ♂ NAMIBIA: Ondundu Mountains , 19°51'S 15°43'E, 26.iii–6.v.1988, E. Griffin ( SMN 21912 ) ( NMNW). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 2♀ same data as holotype ( SMN 21912 ) ( NMNW) GoogleMaps .


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