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New species of Asphalidesmus Silvestri, 1910 from Australia (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Dalodesmidea)


Mesibov, R, New species of Asphalidesmus Silvestri, 1910 from Australia (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Dalodesmidea), ZooKeys, 93 pp. 43-65. ISSN 1313-2989 (2011) [Refereed Article]


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Copyright 2011 Robert Mesibov. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported (CC BY 3.0)

DOI: doi:10.3897/zookeys.93.1255


Asphalidesmus allynensis sp. n. and Asphalidesmus dorrigensis sp. n. are described from New South Wales, Asphalidesmus otwayensis sp. n. from Victoria, and Asphalidesmus bellendenkerensis sp. n., Asphalidesmus carbinensis sp. n., Asphalidesmus magnus sp. n. and Asphalidesmus minor sp. n. from Queensland. The previously endemic Tasmanian genus Asphalidesmus Silvestri, 1910 is now known from 16S to 43S in eastern Australia, a north-south range of ca 3000 km. Asphalidesmus spp. throughout this range are very similar in overall appearance. Three of the new species are able to coil in a tight spiral.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:millipede, New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Animal systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
UTAS Author:Mesibov, R (Dr Robert Mesibov)
ID Code:117197
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Geography and Spatial Science
Deposited On:2017-06-02
Last Modified:2017-08-15
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