New species of Boreohesperus (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae) from north-western Australia

Catherine A. Car, Mark S. Harvey


To date, six species of the Australian endemic millipede genus Boreohesperus have been recognized: all have highly localized distributions, consistent with being short-range endemic species, and all are from the Cape Range and Pilbara region of Western Australia. In this paper, we describe three new species, B. alcyonis sp. nov., B. psittacinus sp. nov., and B. vascellus sp. nov., each from a different island in the Kimberley region of north-western Australia.


taxonomy; morphology; short-range endemism; millipede; gonopod

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