Nannaria honeytreetrailensis, 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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Nannaria honeytreetrailensis

sp. nov.

Nannaria honeytreetrailensis View in CoL sp. nov. Figs 102 View Figure 102 , 103 Vernacular name: "The Honey Tree Trail Twisted-Claw Millipede" View Figure 103

Material examined.

Holotype: United States - Virginia • ♂; Lee County, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Honey Tree Trail , 0.2 km E junction with Gibson Gap Trail ; 36.6078°N, - 83.6322°W; 29 Sep. 2006; P. Marek leg.; VTEC MMC0334. GoogleMaps


Adult males of Nannaria honeytreetrailensis sp. nov. are distinct from other Nannaria and the nearby N. scutellaria , based on the following combination of characters: Gonopods: Gonopodal acropodite gently curving medially throughout, not straight with 90° medial bend as in N. scutellaria . Tip blunt, with small, triangular lateral flange (Fig. 102A View Figure 102 , red arrow), lacking triangular medial flange of N. daptria sp. nov. Acropodite swollen basal to apex (Fig. 102A View Figure 102 , red triangle), lacking acicular medial flange of N. scutellaria . Prefemur with short, acuminate, ventrally curving prefemoral process, not long, medially curving as in N. daptria sp. nov., or laterally curving as in N. scutellaria . Prefemoral process arising dorsolaterally from prominent, blunt prefemoral spine, not claw-like, as in N. daptria sp. nov. Telopodite basal zone height> 1/3 length of acropodite, not <1/3 as in N. scutellaria . Color: Tergites with large, hot orange/pink paranotal spots (Fig. 103 View Figure 103 ). Black background. Dorsum of collum smooth with hot orange/pink margin.


♂ holotype (VTEC, MMC0334): BL = 35.5, CW = 4.5, IW = 2.6, ISW = 0.9, B11W = 5.5, B11H = 3.8.


No known variation.


Nannaria honeytreetrailensis sp. nov. is known only from the type locality (Virginia: Lee County; Suppl. material 7, Fig. 126 View Figure 126 ). Distribution area: N/A; status: MRE.


The N. honeytreetrailensis sp. nov. individual was collected from a mesic hardwood forest, on the side of a hiking path.


This species is named for its type locality. The specific name is a feminine adjective derived from the type locality.

Type locality.

United States, Virginia, Lee County, Cumberland Gap National Historic Park, Honey Tree Trail, 0.2 km E junction with Gibson Gap Trail, 36.6078°N, - 83.6322°W.