Biota and Environment of Natural Areas

Mikhaljova E.V.

Millipedes (Diplopoda) of nature reserves in the Russian Far East

Year: 2022, Number: 1, Pages: 26-49

The millipedes (Diplopoda) in the Russian Far East’s nature reserves are reviewed, and shown to comprise 57 species from 28 genera, 14 families and 5 orders. A brief historical account, new faunistic records and distributions are provided for all 57 species. Catalogue sections include literature references and synonym lists only for the nature reserves. As much as 5.5% of families, 15.2% of genera and 28.9% of species of the reserve’s diplopods are endemic to the Asian part of Russia. The facts on the millipede fauna of the Khankaisky Biosphere Reserve are firstly presented. Reliable information on the diplopods of the Zeisky Nature Reserve is given. Several species were recorded for the first time: Angarozonium amurense, Pacifiiulus amurensis, Orinisobates microthylax and Underwoodia kurtschevae in the Zeisky Nature Reserve, Skleroprotopus coreanus in the Bolshekhekhtsirsky Nature Reserve and in the Far East Marine Biosphere Reserve, Pacifiiulus amurensis and the family Diplomaragnidae in the Khankaisky Biosphere Reserve, the genus Uniramidesmus and the family Diplomaragnidae in the Khingansky Nature Reserve. Following species are endemic: Pacifiosoma kuruma, Diplomaragna zimoveinaya and Levizonus distinctus (Sikhote-Alin Biosphere Reserve), Litovkia lysaya and Levizonus laqueatus (Lazovsky Nature Reserve), Maritimosoma turova (Ussuriysky Nature Reserve), Uniramidesmus bastakensis (Bastak Nature Reserve) and Yasudatyla kurilensis (Kurilsky Nature Reserve + Malye Kurily Zakaznik). The reasons to include D. zimoveinaya in the Red Data Book of Primorsky Krai are presented.

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