Eurygyrus nicarius ( Verhoeff, 1901 )

Stoev, Pavel & Enghoff, Henrik, 2004, The first indigenous species of the millipede genus Eurygyrus C. L. Koch, 1847 from the European mainland, with remarks on E. nicarius (Verhoeff, 1901) and E. euboeus (Verhoeff, 1901), and a key to the species of the genus (Diplopoda: Callipodida: Schizopetalidae), Zootaxa 419, pp. 1-8 : 6-7

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Eurygyrus nicarius ( Verhoeff, 1901 )


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Material examined: Holotype: adult female, labelled “ Lysiopetalum nicarium Verhoeff, Südl. Sporaden, Nicaria , v. Oertzen leg. 7– 12.07.1887 ”; ZMB 2413 View Materials .

Description: Large callipodid, as large as E. euboeus . Trunk composed of 46 pleurotegites + telson. Color (after more than 115 years in alcohol): pale yellow­brownish. Differs from euboeus in lacking median lighter band on pleurotergites. Lighter spots surround ozopores. Hypoproct composed of three sclerites, medial sclerite largest, bearing two macrosetae. Anal plates densely covered with setae (Fig. 10).

Remarks: This species resembles E. euboeus but has more pronounced crests on anterior pleurotergites. It differs from E. peloponnesius by the larger size, divided hypoproct and smaller number of pleurotergites.

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