A new genus of Tasmanian millipedes (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Dalodesmidae) with unusual spiracles and a mosaic distribution

Robert Mesibov

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 60 (2) p. 197–206 (2003)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.20

Abstract

Dasystigma gen. nov. is erected for Lissodesmus margaretae Jeekel, 1984 (type species), D. bonhami sp. nov., D. huonense sp. nov. and D. tyleri sp. nov. A dense cluster of hair–like structures of unknown function emerges from each spiracle in all Dasystigma species, and the four geographic distributions form a closely fitted mosaic.

Citation

Mesibov, R., 2003. A new genus of Tasmanian millipedes (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Dalodesmidae) with unusual spiracles and a mosaic distribution. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 60: 197-206. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.20

PUBLICATION DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2003

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