Tonkinosoma tiani

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Tonkinosoma tiani
Scientific classification
T. tiani
Binomial name
Tonkinosoma tiani
Liu & Golovatch, 2018

Tonkinosoma tiani, is a species of millipede belonging to the family Paradoxosomatidae. It is found from caves in southern China. [1]



The specific name tiani is in honor of Prof. Mingyi Tian, one of collector from South China Agricultural University. [1]


Body length is 25–27 mm in both sexes. In Head, frons densely pilose and vertex smooth. Antennae slender and long. Body uniformly dark to pale yellow. Body has 20 segments. Epiproct tip is truncated, with four spinnerets. Legs long and slender.

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  1. 1 2 "Occurrence of the millipede genus Tonkinosoma Jeekel, 1953 in China, with the description of the first presumed troglobitic species of this genus (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae)". Zookeys. Retrieved 3 April 2018.