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The millipede family Ammodesmidae (Diplopoda, Polydesmida) in western Africa

Author(s): Didier VandenSpiegel | Sergei Golovatch

Journal: ZooKeys
ISSN 1313-2989

Volume: 221;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Diplopoda | Polydesmida | Ammodesmidae | Ammodesmus | taxonomy | new species | new synonymy | western Africa

Ammodesmidae are represented in western Africa by two species of a single genus, Ammodesmus Cook, 1896 (= Cenchrodesmus Cook, 1896, syn. n.). The type-species A. granum Cook, 1896 (= Cenchrodesmus volutus Cook, 1896, syn. n.) is redescribed, based on neotype selection, as well as on additional samples, often containing numerous specimens, from Liberia, Guinea and the Ivory Coast. A new species is described from Mount Nimba, Guinea: A. nimba sp. n.
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