Speleobiologists Discover Four New Species of Dragon Millipedes in China

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Main Report: Entomology Today | Journal: Zookeys
Category: Centipedes and Millipedes | Taxa: Desmoxytes lingulata, Desmoxytes parvula, Desmoxytes nodulosa, Desmoxytes getuhensis | Named for:
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A team of speleobiologists – scientists who study creatures that inhabit caves – from the South China Agriculture University and the Russian Academy of Sciences have described four new species of dragon millipedes from southern China, two of which seem to be cave dwellers. China holds the most diverse resources of Desmoxytes, with 14 species in the genus, including nine that are cave dwellers.

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