Namibostreptus, Mwabvu, Tarombera, Hamer, Michelle, Slotow, Robert & Barraclough, David, 2009

Mwabvu, Tarombera, Hamer, Michelle, Slotow, Robert & Barraclough, David, 2009, A revision of the taxonomy and distribution of Spirostreptus Brandt 1833 (Diplopoda, Spirostreptida, Spirostreptidae) with descriptions of a new species and a new genus of spirostreptid millipede, Zootaxa 2211, pp. 36-56 : 49

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Namibostreptus View in CoL gen. n.

Type species: Spirostreptus kymatorhabdus Attems 1914

Etymology: Named for Namibia, the country of provenance of the type species (Gender: Masculine).

Diagnosis: Proplica length approximately half that of gonopod ( Fig. 8 View FIGURE 8 a). Apical proplica with an acute medial tip; proplica wide, with a concavity apically; distal metaplica with large proximal convex lateral lobe, short lateral process and short laterally deflected end process. Convex lobe extending beyond the lateral edge of proplica. End process of distal metaplica at approximately right angle with the short lateral process.

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