Nannaria fritzae, Means & Hennen & Marek, 2021
Means, Jackson C., Hennen, Derek A. & Marek, Paul E., 2021, A revision of the minor species group in the millipede genus Nannaria Chamberlin, 1918 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae), ZooKeys 1030, pp. 1-180: 1
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Holotype: United States - Georgia • ♂ Chattooga County, hillside by Lake Marvin Rd.; 34.5628°N, - 85.0681°W; elev. 385 m; 5 Mar. 2017; hand collected; J. Means, K. Means leg.; VTEC MPE02359 View Materials . GoogleMaps
Adult males of Nannaria fritzae sp. nov. are distinct from other Nannaria and the nearby Nannaria sp. nov. ‘Amicolola’ ( Nannaria wilsoni species group) based on the following combination of characters. Gonopods. Gonopodal acropodite gently curving medially throughout, not straight with abrupt medial bend at apex as in Nannaria sp. nov. ‘Amicolola.’ Distal zone short, rounded, not serpentine as in Nannaria sp. nov. ‘Amicolola.’ Acropodite with small, tooth-like medial flange near apex (Fig. 55A View Figure 55 , red arrow). Prefemur with long acicular prefemoral process bent at base and directed medially-not curving laterally, crossing acropodite, as in N. minor or not large, laminate as in Nannaria sp. nov. ‘Amicolola.’ Prefemoral spine reduced to thorn-like structure, arising from prefemoral process, directed ventrally (Fig. 55B View Figure 55 , red triangle)-not curving cephalically as in N. minor . Telopodite basal zone ca. 1/2 length of acropodite, not < 1/2 as in N. minor or > 1/4 as in Nannaria sp. nov. ‘Amicolola.’ Color. Tergites with orange paranotal spots (Fig. 56 View Figure 56 ), reduced pigmentation of paranotal spots of terminal segments. Light brown background. Dorsum of collum smooth with orange and white margin.
♂ holotype (VTEC, MPE02359): BL = 28.2, CW = 3.8, IW = 2.3, ISW = 0.8, B11W = 4.6, B11H = 3.0.
No known variation.
Known only from the type locality (Georgia: Chattooga County; Suppl. material 7; Fig. 126 View Figure 126 ). Distribution area: N/A; status: MRE.
Individuals of N. fritzae sp. nov. were collected on a hillside in a mesic hardwood forest dominated by oak and maple. Specimens were found under leaf litter in a dry creek bed near the base of an oak tree.
This species is named for its co-collector, Kathlyn Fritz Means. The name is a genitive noun derived as a matronym.
United States, Georgia, Chattooga County, hillside by Lake Marvin Rd.; 34.5628°N, - 85.0681°W.
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