Epanerchodus lipsae Golovatch & Geoffroy, 2014

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: 73-75

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/9005EB48-422D-8E40-48DA-F94604C4F993

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scientific name

Epanerchodus lipsae Golovatch & Geoffroy, 2014
status

 

Epanerchodus lipsae Golovatch & Geoffroy, 2014 

Figs 18–19View FIGURE 18View FIGURE 19.

Epanerchodus lipsae Golovatch and Geoffroy, 2014: 102  , figs 17–20, map 3.

Material examined: 6 males, 8 females ( SCAU) from China, Sichuan Province, Mianyang City, Beichuan County, Xunlongshan Mountain , Wolong Dong Cave , 15.VII.2014  ; 8 males, 26 females ( SCAU) from the same county, Yuanwang Dong Cave , 16.VII.2014  ; 10 males, 19 females ( SCAU) from Sichuan Province, Jiangyou City, Hanzeng Town, Shuimen Dong Cave , 19.VII.2014, colls: Weixin Liu , Haomin Yin , Sunbin Huang and Xinhui Wang. 

Notes: This species is diagnosed by the gonopod showing a peg-shaped exomere (ex) and a ribbon-shaped endomere (en). The endomere has an axe-shaped mesal process (p) and a long, flagelli- or spiniform process (a) at its base ( Fig. 19 View Figure ). Epanerchodus lipsae  has been described from a few caves in Jiangyou and Beichuan counties in northeastern Sichuan Province. The material examined here comes from several additional caves and agrees with the original description in morphological characters ( Golovatch & Geoffroy 2014); only the body length is more variable in these specimens: ca 16–28 vs. 22–26 mm.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Polydesmidae

Genus

Epanerchodus

Loc

Epanerchodus lipsae Golovatch & Geoffroy, 2014

Liu, Weixin & Golovatch, Sergei 2018

2018
Loc

Epanerchodus lipsae

: 102