A New Milliped of the Genus Caralinda from North Florida (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae)

Rowland M. Shelley

Abstract


Caralinda pulchritecta Shelley, a new xystodesmid milliped species is described from Jackson Co., FL. This species is characterized by male gonopods with a straight, apically expanded prefemoral process, and by an upright, acuminate acropodite shielding a digitiform solenomerite. With the discovery of this species plus Stelgipus agrestis Loomis in Jacksonville, an undescribed species of Pleuroloma in the panhandle, and an undiagnosed aphelorine genus and species in Jackson and Liberty Counties, 7 xystodesmid milliped species are now known to occur in Florida.

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