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Aporodesmella similis Golovatch, Geoffroy & VandenSpiegel, 2014 sp. n. – Wikispecies link – ZooBank link – Pensoft Profile
Holotype ♂ (MNHN JC 356), Vietnam, Kien Giang Province, Ha Tien, Nui Da Dung, valley, 104.477E, 10.4288N, secondary forest, litter, Berlese extraction, 29.11.2006, leg. L. Deharveng & A. Bedos (Vn06-102).
Paratypes: 1 ♂ (SEM), same locality, together with holotype; 1 ♂, 1 ♀ fragment (MNHN JC 356), 1 ♀ (SEM), same locality, soil, Berlese extraction, 05.12.2005, leg. L. Deharveng & A. Bedos (Vn05-107); 1 ♂ (ZMUM ρ2347), same locality, litter, Berlese extraction, 05.12.2005, leg. L. Deharveng & A. Bedos (Vn05-112).
To emphasize the particularly strong similarity to the previous new species.
Differs from all congeners, except Aporodesmella securiformis sp. n., in the presence of a peculiar, dorsoparabasal stump on ♂ antennomere 6, from Aporodesmella securiformis sp. n. in the shape of the solenophore and solenomere.
Length of adults ca 3.0 mm, width of midbody pro- and metazonae 0.2 and 0.25 mm (♂). Coloration in alcohol uniformly pallid, tegument nearly translucent.
Body moniliform, subcylindrical (Fig. 5A–J), with 19 segments (♂).
All characters as in Aporodesmella securiformis sp. n. (Figs 5, 6A), except as follows. Gonopods (Fig. 6B, C) more complex, especially due to an elaborate and subtruncate tip of a more elongate and slenderer telopodite. Solenophore branch (sph) long, membranous, somewhat spoon-shaped, directed laterad, with a long, caudolateral, similarly membranous, subspiniform process (s) starting at base of sph and remaining coaxial with a prominent prefemoral portion. Mesal part of telopodite tip divided into 2 small horns (a and b) bearing a very small, dentiform solenomere (sl) lying in front and in between.
- Golovatch, S; Geoffroy, J; VandenSpiegel, D; 2014: Review of the millipede family Trichopolydesmidae in the Oriental realm (Diplopoda, Polydesmida), with descriptions of new genera and species ZooKeys, 414: 19-65. doi