Two new species of Anamastigona from Cyprus and an updated key to species of the genus (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Anthroleucosomatidae)

  • Boyan Vagalinski Institute of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Research, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, 2 Yurii Gagarin Street, 1113, Sofia
  • Sergei I. Golovatch Insitute for Problems of Ecology & Evolution, Russian Academy of Sciences, Leninsky prospect 33, Moscow 117051
Keywords: millipedes, taxonomy, distribution, endemics, synonyms


Two new species of the millipede genus Anamastigona are described, A. cypria sp. nov. and A. strasseri sp. nov., both from the island of Cyprus. The new species are considered to be most similar to A. terraesanctae Golovatch & Makarov, 2011 from Israel, the three of them forming a species group which is briefly characterized. An updated key to all 20 recognized species of the genus Anamastigona is provided and a short overview of the taxonomy of the genus is given.


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How to Cite
Vagalinski, B., & Golovatch, S. I. (2016). Two new species of Anamastigona from Cyprus and an updated key to species of the genus (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Anthroleucosomatidae). European Journal of Taxonomy, (227).