Pseudocentrobolus vohibasiensis Wesener

Wesener, Thomas, Enghoff, Henrik & Sierwald, Petra, 2009, Review of the Spirobolida on Madagascar, with descriptions of twelve new genera, including three genera of ' fire millipedes' (Diplopoda), ZooKeys 19 (19), pp. 1-128: 65-66

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http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.19.221

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3791437

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scientific name

Pseudocentrobolus vohibasiensis Wesener
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sp. n.

Pseudocentrobolus vohibasiensis Wesener   , sp. n.

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Material examined: 3 ♂ Holotype: 1 ♂ (40 mm long), FMMC 8212, Madagascar, Province Toliara, Forêt de Vohibasia , subhumid forest, 780 m, 22°27.5’ S, 44°50.5’ E, leg. S. Goodman, 10–16.I.1996. GoogleMaps  

Other material examined: 1 ♂, CAS BLF 7390 ( CASENT 9005836), Province Toliara, Forêt Analalava, Ranohira , dry forest on sand, 22°35’30’’ S, 45°7’42’’ E, leg. Fisher, Griswold et al. 1–5.II.2003 GoogleMaps   ; 2 ♂ (imm.), CAS BLF 7381, same data as previous, but pitfall trap GoogleMaps   ; 1 ♂, CASENT 9032812, same data as previous, but beating low vegetation GoogleMaps   .

Differential diagnosis: P. vohibasiensis   differs from P. aureus   in the colour pattern and the presence of an additional sclerotized process on the posterior gonopods basally to the membranous process ( Fig. 36D View Figure 36 ).

Description. Measurements: male holotype with 38 body rings, circa 40 mm long, 4.3 mm wide.

Coloration faded in alcohol. Antennae and legs reddish ( Fig. 36A View Figure 36 ). Head, collum, mesozona of body rings and anterior part of telson greyish-green ( Fig. 36B View Figure 36 ). Metazona of body rings gold-brown ( Fig. 36B View Figure 36 ).

Antennae protruding back to body ring 4 ( Fig. 36A View Figure 36 ). Male coxal processes absent, but coxae 3–7 swollen ( Fig. 36A View Figure 36 ). Preanal process well-rounded, longer than anal valves ( Fig. 36B View Figure 36 ).

Anterior gonopod sternite elongated into a wide, broadly-rounded lobe ( Fig. 36C View Figure 36 ). Coxite well-developed, in anterior view completely covering telopodite ( Fig. 36C View Figure 36 ). Telopodite process short and well-rounded, laterally curved, not extending beyond telopodite ( Fig. 36C View Figure 36 ).

Posterior gonopod telopodite disc covered with numerous teeth ( Fig. 36E View Figure 36 ). Membranous process large, basally wide, apically slightly tapering ( Figs 36D, E View Figure 36 ). Basally of membranous process with an additional long, finger-shaped process ( Fig. 36E View Figure 36 ).

Distribution and ecology: known from the subhumid forest of Vohibasia and Analava ( Fig. 30 View Figure 30 ).

Etymology: vohibasiensis   , adjective, after the type locality, Vohibasia.

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California Academy of Sciences