The millipede genus Gasterogramma (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Dalodesmidae) in Tasmania, Australia, with descriptions of seven new species

Robert Mesibov

Memoirs of Museum Victoria Vol 60 (2) p. 207–219 (2003)

DOI
http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.21

Abstract

Eight species of Gasterogramma (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Dalodesmidae) occur in Tasmania: G. austrinum sp. nov., G. extremum sp. nov., G. imber sp. nov., G. plomleyi sp. nov., G. psi Jeekel, 1982, G. rusticum sp. nov., G. tarkinense sp. nov. and G. wynyardense sp. nov. The genus is largely confined to areas with an annual rainfall greater than 1000 mm. G. psi is widespread and abundant in the northern and western third of Tasmania, while G. plomleyi is restricted to the area of endemism known as Plomleys Island in Tasmania's north–east. G. plomleyi and the six other new species form an allopatric/parapatric distribution mosaic in northern, western and southern Tasmania. All eight species are burrowers in soil and deep litter.

Citation

Mesibov, R., 2003. The millipede genus Gasterogramma (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Dalodesmidae) in Tasmania, Australia, with descriptions of seven new species. Memoirs of Museum Victoria 60: 207-219. http://doi.org/10.24199/j.mmv.2003.60.21

PUBLICATION DATE: 30 NOVEMBER 2003

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