Taxonomic review of the Amazonian millipede genus Parastenonia Hoffman, 1977 and description of a new species from iron-ore caves (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae)

The Amazonian genus Parastenonia Hoffman, 1977 is here revised. The species P. carajas sp. nov. is described from Brazilian iron-ore caves and P. aurae (Schubart, 1947) is considered junior synonym of P. parae (Cook, 1895). In addition, the known geographic distribution of the genus is presented with the inclusion of new occurrence data.
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Neotropical;  Brazil;  Amazonian forest;  iron-ore cave;  conservation;  Diplopoda

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Bouzan RS, Iniesta LFM, Souza CAR, Zampaulo RA, Brescovit AD. Taxonomic review of the Amazonian millipede genus Parastenonia Hoffman, 1977 and description of a new species from iron-ore caves (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae). Journal of Natural History. 2019 Jun;53(45-46):2781-2799. doi:10.1080/00222933.2020.1749956.
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