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By Elena V. Mikhaljova, S. I. Golovatch

It is a entire synopsis of the millipede fauna of Asian Russia, the titanic Palaearctic zone extending from the Ural Mountains within the west to the Pacific coast and adjoining islands within the east. The fauna, which has no fewer than 103 species, 39 genera, 17 households, and 5 orders, is reviewed and summarized. A old account, a overview of the morphology and ecology of the millipedes within the area, and zoogeographical notes are supplied. Illustrated descriptions and diagnoses of, in addition to keys to, all major millipede taxa recorded within the Asian a part of Russia are incorporated. moreover, all to be had information at the taxonomy and distribution of the region's Diplopoda are summarized. Dr E. V. Mikhaljova works on the Institute of Biology and Soil technological know-how, some distance japanese department of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok, Russia. The booklet displays her lifetime event with the systematics, biology, ecology and distribution of Asian Diplopoda. regardless of sure unavoidable lacunae, this paintings permits the millipede faunas of Siberia and the Russian a ways East to be ranked probably the greatest recognized on the earth, not to mention Asia.

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Early instars with reduced numbers of ocelli. DISTRIBUTION (Map 2): Russia: Far East (Primorsky and Khabarovsk provinces). CHAPTER 5: TAXONOMIC PART 53 REMARKS: The records of A. bonum in North Korea (Golovatch, 1980b; Mikhaljova & Kim, 1993) appear to be misidentifications, the species involved is actually A. munsunum Mikhaljova, Golovatch & Wytwer, 2000 (see Mikhaljova, 2002a); the latter form is the only representative of Angarozonium currently known to occur in Korea. This species shows geographical variation in gonopod structure, with morphs distinguishable in gonopod structure in different parts of the range (Mikhaljova & Marusik, 2004).

Genus Julus Linnaeus, 1758 DISTRIBUTION: Europe (mainly), the Caucasus and Southwest Siberia. About 15 species. The Asian part of Russia supports only a single valid species, Julus ghilarovi Gulièka, 1963, with two subspecies. CHAPTER 5: TAXONOMIC PART 59 Species of this genus can be discerned by the following characters. Coloration usually dark; genae without modifications; male leg pair 1 with rudimentary setose telopodites, not unciform; male leg pair 2 with a large and a small outgrowth on each coxa; gonopods consisting of three pieces; promere with a long and very thick flagellum; mesomere small.

Altajosoma golovatchi (Shear, 1990) 38. Altajosoma katunicum Mikhaljova, 2000 39. Altajosoma kemerovo (Shear, 1990) 40. Altajosoma shilenkovi (Shear, 1990) Genus Shearia Mikhaljova, 2000 41. Shearia calycina Mikhaljova, 2000 42. Shearia densecava (Gulièka, 1972) 43. Shearia khakassica Mikhaljova, 2000 44. Shearia oiskaya Mikhaljova, 2000 45. Shearia rybalovi Mikhaljova, 2000 46. Shearia shushenskaya Mikhaljova, 2000 47. Shearia teletskaya Mikhaljova, 2000 Genus Pacifiosoma Mikhaljova, 2000 48. Pacifiosoma cristofer (Mikhaljova, 1993) 49.

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