Sunday, January 22, 2017

[Diplopoda • 2017] Revision of the Australian Millipede Genus Pogonosternum Jeekel, 1965 (Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae), with Descriptions of Two New Species

Pogonosternum laetificum Jeekel, 1982
Pogonosternum jeekeli Decker, 2017
Pogonosternum montanum Decker, 2017

 The southeastern Australian millipede genus Pogonosternum Jeekel, 1965 is revised. Pogonosternum nigrovirgatum (Carl, 1902), P. adrianae Jeekel, 1982 and P. laetificum Jeekel, 1982 are redescribed; Pogonosternum jeekeli Decker, sp. nov. and Pogonosternum montanum Decker, sp. nov. are described from Victoria, New South Wales and Tasmania. P. nigrovirgatum infuscum Jeekel, 1982 and P. coniferum Jeekel, 1965 are junior synonyms of Pnigrovirgatum (Carl, 1902). An updated key to all five species of the genus is presented.

Keywords: Arthropoda, Australia, new species, Bass Strait.

Fig. 26. Habitus and live colouration.
APogonosternum nigrovirgatum (Carl, 1902), ♂ from Adams Creek Nature Conservation Reserve (SMNG VNR016989).
BP. adrianae Jeeker, 1982, ♂ from Grand Ridge Road (NMV K-13349).
CP. laetificum Jeeker, 1982, ♂ from Toolangi State Forest, Two Hills Road.
DPogonosternum jeekeli Decker, sp. nov., ♂ from Warby-Ovens National Park, Taminick Gap Road.
E. Pogonosternum montanum Decker, sp. nov., ♂ (left, NMV K-12183) and ♀ (right, NMV K-13351) from Linden Roth Drive.
   Scale bars = 5 mm.   DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2017.259  

Peter Decker, Robert Mesibov, Karin Voigtländer and Willi E.R. Xylander. 2017. Revision of the Australian Millipede Genus Pogonosternum Jeekel, 1965, with Descriptions of Two New Species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae).
European Journal of Taxonomy. 259: 1–34. DOI: 10.5852/ejt.2017.259 

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