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A remarkable case of mosaic parapatry in millipedes


Mesibov, R, A remarkable case of mosaic parapatry in millipedes, Zookeys, 156 pp. 71-84. 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.156.1893


The parapatric boundary between Tasmaniosoma compitale Mesibov, 2010 and T. hickmanorum Mesibov, 2010 (Polydesmida: Dalodesmidae) in northwest Tasmania was mapped in preparation for field studies of parapatry and speciation. Both millipede species can be collected as adults throughout the year, are often abundant in eucalypt forest and tolerate major habitat disturbance. The parapatric boundary between the two species is ca 100 m wide in well-sampled sections and ca 230 km long. It runs from sea level to 600-700 m elevation, crosses most of the river catchments in northwest Tasmania and several major geological boundaries, and one portion of the boundary runs along a steep rainfall gradient. The location of the boundary is estimated here from scattered sample points using a method based on Delaunay triangulation.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Australia, boundary estimation, Dalodesmidae, delaunay triangulationm Diplopoda, millipede, parapatry, Polydesmida, Tasmania
Research Division:Biological Sciences
Research Group:Evolutionary biology
Research Field:Animal systematics and taxonomy
Objective Division:Environmental Management
Objective Group:Terrestrial systems and management
Objective Field:Terrestrial biodiversity
UTAS Author:Mesibov, R (Dr Robert Mesibov)
ID Code:118424
Year Published:2011
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Zoology
Deposited On:2017-07-12
Last Modified:2017-08-15
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