Alpinella, 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 : 19

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4211.1.1

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:6B86C6BA-6AFE-4AAD-870D-04794C138D47

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6074358

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03B7878C-FFC5-CD2C-FF4C-EDD0B288EE49

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Plazi

scientific name

Alpinella
status

gen. nov.

Genus Alpinella gen. nov.

Diagnosis. Differs from all other Caucasian anthroleucosomatid genera by the presence of one flagelliform coxal process on the posterior gonopods. Distinguished from the obviously particularly similar genus Heterocaucaseuma gen. nov. in the absence of an anterior sternal sac and the presence of a more complex lateral part of the anterior gonopods.

Etymology. The new genus is named after its habitat, an alpine meadow. The name is a feminine noun.

Description. See below.

Distribution. Georgia (Pass Abano, border btw Kakheti and Tusheti regions) ( Fig. 167 View FIGURE 167 , green rhombus).

Type species. Alpinella waltheri gen. et sp. nov., by present designation.