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The Alloiopus complex

This complex includes two genera with 30 body segments in adults (including telson): the monotypic genus Alloiopus Attems, 1951 and the genus Golovatchosoma gen. nov. with two species. Both genera are characterized by the presence of well-developed, two-segmented and robust, setose telopodites of the posterior gonopods, and as such they fail to occur in the other Caucasian complexes of anthroleucosomatids. Mauriès et al. (1997) put Alloiopus in the same group together with the genera Persedicus Mauriès, 1982 (now Metamastigophorophyllon ) and Ghilarovia Gulička, 1972 . This opinion was followed by Tabacaru and Giurginca (2005) and Ćurčić et al. (2008) in that all these three genera were assigned to the Alloiopus complex, but, according to the gonopod structure, neither Persedicus (now Metamastigophorophyllon ) nor Ghilarovia actually belongs to the Alloiopus complex, while Ghilarovia does not seem to represent the Anthroleucosomatidae at all.