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Volume 70 (1963), Issue 4, Pages 235-239

Mexiterpes Sabinus, New Genus and New Species, a Mexican Troglobite (Diplopoda: Trichopetalidae)

University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA

Received 8 May 1963

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This troglobitic milliped is of unusual interest because it is the type of a new genus and the first Mexican record of the family Trichopetalidae, which previously has been known from Nova Scotia to Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Colorado. If the genus has undergone speciation as related genera have, then additional species and subspecies will be found in other Mexican caves. Other millipeds from Mexican caves have been described by R. V. Chamberlin (1942).

I am indebted to the members of the Texas Speleological Survey for the specimen from which this species was described.