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WILLIAM A. SHEAR 1, STEVEN J. TAYLOR 2, J. JUDSON WYNNE 3 JEAN K. KREJCA 4 1Department of Biology, Hampden-Sydney College, Hampden-Sydney, Virginia 23943 USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 2Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA. E-mail: email@example.com 3Merriam-Powell Center for Environmental Research, Colorado Plateau Museum of Arthropod Biodiversity, and Department of Biological Sciences, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona 86011 USA. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 4Zara Environmental LLC, 118 Goforth Rd., Buda, TX 78610 USA. E-mail: email@example.com Abstract Four new species of presumed troglobitic polydesmidan millipeds in two new genera are described from caves in the states of Arizona, Nevada and California. Pratherodesmus, n. gen., is comprised of the type species, P. voylesi , n. sp., P. ecclesia, n. sp., and P. despaini, n. sp. The genus is found in Arizona and California. Nevadesmus ophimontis, n. gen., n. sp., is from White Pine Co., Nevada; the new genus also includes N. hubbsi (Chamberlin) 1943, new combination. All four species were collected in or near United States National Parks, Bureau of Land Management lands, and in a private preserve. All new taxa are authored by W. A. Shear only. Open Access - Permission by Publisher See Extended description for more information.
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Shear, William A., "Cave millipeds of the United States. VIII. New genera and species of polydesmidan millipeds from caves in the southwestern United States (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Macrosternodesmidae)" (2013). KIP Articles. 5769.