Eviulisoma culter, Enghoff, 2018

Enghoff, Henrik, 2018, A mountain of millipedes VII: The genus Eviulisoma Silvestri, 1910, in the Udzungwa Mountains, Tanzania, and related species from other Eastern Arc Mountains. With notes on Eoseviulisoma Brolemann, 1920, and Suohelisoma Hoffman, 1963 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae), European Journal of Taxonomy 445, pp. 1-90 : 52-53

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Eviulisoma culter

sp. nov.

Eviulisoma culter sp. nov.

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Differs from other species of the E. dabagaense group by lacking denticles on the dorsal and ventral margins of map.


The name is a noun in apposition, meaning ʻknifeʼ in Latin and referring to the shape of the mesal acropodital process (map).

Material studied (total: 5 ♂♂)


TANZANIA: ♂, Dodoma Region, Mpwapwa District, Rubeho Mts (48 km W of Kilosa), Mangalisa Peak , 2100 m a.s.l., 26 Feb.1984, J. Kielland leg. (VMNH).


TANZANIA: 4 ♂♂, same collection data as for holotype (VMNH, ZMUC).

Description (male)

SIZE. Length up to 27 mm (smallers specimens incomplete), max. width 2.2–2.4 mm.

COLOUR. After 33 years in alcohol uniformly yellowish, probably faded.

ANTENNAE. Reaching back to middle of ring 4.

BODY RINGS. Paranota absent, except for barely distinguishable keels on ring 2 (as in Fig. 4C View Fig. 4 ). Stricture between pro- and metazonite smooth. A transverse row of setae on all rings.

HYPOPROCT. Rounded-triangular, without distinct tubercles.

LEGS. Length 1.2× body width. Relative lengths of podomeres: femur> prefemur> tarsus> tibia> postfemur. Scopulae on anterior legs on femur, postfemur, tibia and tarsus; those on femur missing from posterior legs, those on postfemur, tibia and tarsus present almost until end of body.

STERNUM 5. An almost semicircular process between legs 4.

STERNUM 6. Deeply excavated, rim simple.

GONOPODS ( Figs 8B View Fig. 8 , 24 View Fig. 24 ). Coxa with a short, triangular distolateral process (cxp); coxal lobe (cxl) small; prefemoral part (prf) ca 0.2× as long as acropodite; mesal acropodital process (map) large, simple, lamelloid, knife-like, gently curved, with basally parallel and apically converging margins, tip of process simple, sharp, dorsal and ventral margins of process without denticles; solenophore (sph) a rolled sheet, less than ⅔ × as long as map, forming a tube with three apical processes ( Fig. 24C View Fig. 24 ).

Distribution and habitat

Known only from Mangalisa Peak in the Rubeho Mts, 2100 m a.s.l.