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Magnolia Press

Publication Date

January 2013

Keywords

United States, Biology

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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: wshear@hsc.edu 2Illinois Natural History Survey, University of Illinois, 1816 S. Oak St., Champaign, Illinois 61820 USA. E-mail: sjtaylor@illinois.edu 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: jut.wynne@nau.edu 4Zara Environmental LLC, 118 Goforth Rd., Buda, TX 78610 USA. E-mail: jean@zaraenvironmental.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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Biology

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United States

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Article

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K26-00599

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