Vegrandosoma, Antić, Dragan Ž. & Makarov, Slobodan E., 2016

Antić, Dragan Ž. & Makarov, Slobodan E., 2016, The Caucasus as a major hotspot of biodiversity: Evidence from the millipede family Anthroleucosomatidae (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida), Zootaxa 4211 (1), pp. 1-205 : 192-193

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gen. nov.

Genus Vegrandosoma gen. nov.

Diagnosis. The new genus clearly differs from the other anthroleucosomatids by the presence of very small body and in the structure of the anterior gonopods which are characterized by the presence of a well-developed sternal processes on anterior side which are fused in the upper ¾, basally divided.

Etymology. To emphasize its tiny body. The name is a neuter noun.

Description. See below.

Distribution. Russia (known only from Mamaysky and Tamansky forest, near Stavropol) ( Fig. 170 View FIGURE 170 , white square).

Type species. Vegrandosoma tabacarui gen. et sp. nov., by present designation.