Brevitibius oongongololo 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 : 271-273

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Brevitibius oongongololo Vohland

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Brevitibius oongongololo Vohland View in CoL , sp. n.

Figs 38–43

Etymology: From OshiWambo oongongololo (a millipede).

Diagnosis: Tibial process of telopodite originating proximally to knee of solenomere ( Fig. 39). Median lamella of telocoxite longer than lateral lamella and apically acute, lateral conus long, slender and strongly distally directed ( Figs 38, 39).


Size: Holotype with 55 segments, mid-body width 8.7 mm, length about 90 mm; male paratype with 57 segments.

Colour: Badly preserved, giving striped appearance.Animal dark brown, prozonites yellowish, metazonites green-brown up until black ozopores, distally dark brown, reddish brown bordered, limbus orange. Head, antenna, legs and anal segment dark brown.

Head: Epicranial suture and interocular suture distinct. Frons slightly wrinkled. Mentum and prebasilare merged ( Fig. 42). Antenna short, reaching back to 2 nd segment only.

Collum: Broadly surrounded with about 3 strong folds, subquadratic, anteriorly broadly rounded ( Fig. 43).

Tergites and sternites: Rows of punctures on prozonites visible. Prozonites with oblique striae, metazonites with longitudinal striae below ozopores. Sternites with oblique striae. Paraprocts with distinct median bulge.

Legs: Pads on legs absent, but spines present on all podomeres ( Fig. 40).

Gonopods: Gonopod telocoxite with median lamella extending beyond distal margin of lateral lamella. Telopodite with tibial process ( Figs 38, 39, tp) on solenomere, its tip hidden in a fold of the solenomere.

Holotype: ♂ NAMIBIA: Kaoko Otavi [18°18'00"S 13°42'00"E, 700 m], 27.xi.1970, P.G. Olivier ( SMN 21639 ) ( NMNW). GoogleMaps

Paratypes: 1♀ 1 juv. same data as holotype ( SMN 21639 ) ( NMNW) GoogleMaps .

Other material examined: NAMIBIA: 1♂ 2 juv. Ovamboland , 17°53'S 14°13'E, 9.x.1993, M. Griffin & M.A. de Kock ( SMN 22043 ) ( NMNW) GoogleMaps .

Distribution: At present, recorded from northern Namibia in the Kunene district and Ovamboland ( Fig. 37).


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