Picea (Nomarchus) mediterraneus, Daday, 1889,

Golovatch, Sergei, Evsyukov, Aleksandr & Reip, Hans, 2016, The millipede family Polydesmidae in the Caucasus (Diplopoda: Polydesmida), Zootaxa 4085 (1), pp. 1-51: 11

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Picea (Nomarchus) mediterraneus
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Polydesmus (Nomarchus) mediterraneus Daday, 1889 

Fig. 5View FIGURE 5, Map 1

Polydesmus mediterraneus  oertzeni— Talikadze, 1984: 143 (R).

Material examined. 3 males, 9 females ( ZMUM), ABKHAZIA, Sukhumi Distr., Yashtukha , tree nursery, 29.III.1986, leg. A. Markossian  ; 2 subadult females ( ZMUM), Sukhumi Botanical Garden , litter, 2.X.1978  ; 1 male (slide only) ( ZMUM), same locality 9.X.1978; all leg. S. Golovatch. 

Descriptive notes. Length ca 8 – 16 mm, width of midbody metazonae 1.5 – 2.0 mm (male, female), metazonite to prozonite width ratio <1.6 ( Fig. 5AView FIGURE 5). Live coloration usually uniformly light brown to brown, about same as in alcohol ( Fig. 5AView FIGURE 5).

All characters as in P. abchasius  ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5), except as follows. Collum much narrower than head, transversely oval in shape ( Fig. 5AView FIGURE 5). Paraterga not upturned, subhorizontal, much more strongly rounded laterally, at least until segment 9 obtuse-angled and drawn behind rear tergal margin starting with segment 14 or 15 ( Fig. 5AView FIGURE 5). Male prefemora strongly bulging laterad ( Fig. 5BView FIGURE 5). Gonopod ( Fig. 5CView FIGURE 5) with a stout and stump-shaped endomere (en) and only a slightly curved and apically strongly bifid exomere (ex).

Remarks. The only previous record in the region ( Talikadze 1984) concerned “ Abkhazia ”, without a precise locality. This eastern Mediterranean species/subspecies is quite common in the adjacent Crimea, apparently being introduced to the Caucasus. New illustrations are provided to facilitate recognition ( Fig. 5View FIGURE 5).

ZMUM

Zoological Museum, University of Amoy

Kingdom

Plantae

Phylum

Tracheophyta

Class

Pinopsida

Order

Pinales

Family

Pinaceae

Genus

Picea

Loc

Picea (Nomarchus) mediterraneus

Golovatch, Sergei, Evsyukov, Aleksandr & Reip, Hans 2016
2016
Loc

mediterraneus

Talikadze 1984: 143
1984