Lithobius vagabundus Stuxberg, 1876

Nefediev, Pavel S., Farzalieva, Gyulli Sh., Tuf, Ivan H., Nedoev, Khozhiakbar Kh. & Niyazov, Saparmurad T., 2018, Millipede and centipede assemblages on the northern and southern slopes of the lowland Altais, southwestern Siberia, Russia (Diplopoda, Chilopoda), ZooKeys 741, pp. 219-254: 233

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Lithobius vagabundus Stuxberg, 1876


Lithobius vagabundus Stuxberg, 1876  

Lithobius vagabundus   - Nefediev et al. 2017c: 13; 2017d: 219, 218: map.

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(all from Russia, southwestern Siberia, Altai Province, Charysh District, ca. 4.5 km SE of Charyshskoye Village). 1 ♂, 1 subadult ♂ (PSU), foot of S slope of mountain, Padus avium   and Populus tremula   stand near brook, hand sampling, 31.05.2016; 1 ♀ (PSU), site 2 on S slope, soil sample 1 (0-10 cm deep), 12.07.2016, leg. Kh.N., S.N., V.S.; 1 ♂, 1 ♀ (PSU), site 1 on N slope, hand sampling, 23.06.2017; 1 ♂ (PSU), site 2 on N slope, hand sampling, 23.06.2017, all leg. P.N., Kh.N., A.A., E.A.


Originally described from the Yenisei River basin, Krasnoyarsk Province, central Siberia ( Zalesskaja 1978), the species has been found recently in the Altai Province and Republic of Altai ( Nefediev et al. 2017c, d), both SW Siberia, Russia.


The above finding of L. vagabundus   , recently announced at the 17th International Congress Myriapodology ( Nefediev et al. 2017c), can be considered as the first formal record of the species in southwestern Siberia. In the study region, the species was very rare in all biotopes.