Epanerchodus varius ( Geoffroy & Golovatch, 2004 )

Liu, Weixin & Golovatch, Sergei, 2018, The millipede genus Epanerchodus Attems, 1901 in continental China, with descriptions of seven new cavernicolous species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Polydesmidae), Zootaxa 4459 (1), pp. 53-84: 78-81

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4459.1.2

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scientific name

Epanerchodus varius ( Geoffroy & Golovatch, 2004 )
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Epanerchodus varius ( Geoffroy & Golovatch, 2004) 

Figs 24–25View FIGURE 24View FIGURE 25.

Usbekodesmus varius Geoffroy and Golovatch, 2004: 25  , figs 23–28.

Epanerchodus varius  — Golovatch, 2014a: 275, 287; Golovatch and Geoffroy, 2014: 101, map 3.

Material examined: 20 males, 20 females ( SCAU) from China, Hubei Province, Lichuan City, Liangwu Town, Panlong Village , Zhakou Dong Cave, 4.VII.2014  ; 3 males, 5 females (SCAU) from the same village, Shuilian Dong Cave, 4.VII.2014; 5 males, 6 females (SCAU) from the same village, Panlong Dong Cave, 5.VII.2014; 1 male, 2 females ( SCAU) from Hubei Province, Enshi City, Biaoqiao Town , Yaner Dong Cave, 5.VII.2014  ; 5 males, 11 females ( SCAU) from Hubei Province, Yichang City, Changyang County, Liangping Town , Yuquan Dong Cave, 7.VII.2014, colls: Mingyi Tian, Weixin Liu, Haomin Yin, Sunbin Huang and Xinhui Wang  . 1 male, 4 females ( SCAU) from China, Chongqing Municipality, Fengjie County, Xinglong Town , Fengdongzi Cave, 5.VII.2014  ; 2 males, 5 females ( SCAU) from Xinglong Town , Taoyuan Village, Tiziwan Dong Cave, 7.VII.2014, colls: Mingyi Tian, Weixin Liu, Haomin Yin, Sunbin Huang and Xinhui Wang  . 4 males, 1 female ( SCAU) from Chongqing, Wulong County, Huangying Village , Xiao Dong Cave, 28.VI.2015  ; 4 males, 40 females ( SCAU) from Huangying Village , Qimenxia, I Dong Cave, 28.VI.2015  ; 6 males, 7 females ( SCAU) from Chongqing, Pengshui County, Longxi Town , Suidao Dong Cave, 29.VI.2015, colls: Mingyi Tian, Weixin Liu, Xinhui Wang and Mingruo Tang  . 8 males, 2 females ( SCAU) from Chongqing, Wuxi County, Huangjinping Village , Da Dong Cave, 8.XI.2015  ; 3 males, 1 female ( SCAU) from Chongqing, Fengjie County, Longqiao Village , Changtian Dong Cave, 9.XI.2015  ; 5 males, 5 females ( SCAU) from Longqiao Village , Yunlong Dong Cave, 9.XI.2015  ; 2 males, 2 females ( SCAU) from Fengjie County, Xinglong Town, Sanqiao Village , Yeren Dong Cave, 9.XI.2015, colls: Mingyi Tian, Sunbin Huang, Xinhui Wang and Mingruo Tang. 

Notes: This species has been found in numerous caves in western Hubei and northeastern Sichuan provinces, both areas showed a considerable gap between. However, some of the new samples were collected from caves in Chongqing Municipality, thereby closing the gap and illustrating that the distribution of this species is wider and more continuous.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Polydesmidae

Genus

Epanerchodus

Loc

Epanerchodus varius ( Geoffroy & Golovatch, 2004 )

Liu, Weixin & Golovatch, Sergei 2018

2018
Loc

Usbekodesmus varius

Geoffroy and Golovatch, 2004 : 25

Loc

Epanerchodus varius

Golovatch, 2014a : 275 Golovatch and Geoffroy, 2014 : 101