Leschius, Shear, William A. & Leonard, William P., 2004

Shear, William A. & Leonard, William P., 2004, The milliped family Anthroleucosomatidae new to North America: Leschius mcallisteri, n. gen., n. sp. (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Anthroleucosomatoidea), Zootaxa 609, pp. 1-7 : 2

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Leschius , new genus

Type species: Leschius mcallisteri , n. sp. Monotypic.

Etymology: The genus is named for Chief Leschi (1808–1858) of the Nisqually Indian Tribe of Washington, USA, and is masculine in gender. Chief Leschi worked for peace between the native people and the European settlers, but was tragically and unjustly executed by the territorial authorities. For more information on Chief Leschi, see http:// hr.dop.wa.gov/wfd/roots.htm

Diagnosis: Small (3.6–4.2 mm long) anthroleucosomatid with 26 trunk segments; lacking pregonopodal leg modifications in males; anterior gonopods with free coxites anteriorly, large compound sternal process posteriorly carrying two gland channels; posterior gonopods complex, lacking telopodites. Differing from all other anthroleucosomatid genera in the small size, low segment number and the complex posterior gonopod coxites.

Description: As for the single species, below.