Thomas Wesener

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Thomas Wesener
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Full Curator


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Postdoctorial Researcher at the Field Museum Published the following Peer-Reviewed papers 2010 Wesener, T. Bespalova, I. & P. Sierwald (in press). Madagascar's living giants: discovery of five new species of endemic giant pill-millipedes from Madagascar (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida: Arthrosphaeridae: Zoosphaerium). African Invertebrates (2010). 2009 Wesener, T. & van den Spiegel, D. (2009). A first phylogenetic analysis of Giant Pill-Millipedes (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida), a new model Gondwanan taxon, with special emphasis on island gigantism. Cladistics 25: 545–573. accessable: Wesener, T. (2009). Diversity, Phylogeny and Biogeography of the millipedes from Madagascar [in German, title translated]. Koenigiana 3 (2): 57–66. Wesener, T., Enghoff, H. & P. Sierwald (2009). Review of the Spirobolida on Madagascar, with descriptions of twelve new genera, including three genera of 'Fire Millipedes' (Diplopoda). ZooKeys 19: 1–128. free access: Wesener, T. & Enghoff, H. (2009). Revision of the millipede subfamily Spiromiminae, a Malagasy group with Indian connections? (Diplopoda Spirobolida Pachybolidae). Tropical Zoology 22 (1): 71–120. free access: Wesener, T., Enghoff , H., Hoffman, R. L., Wägele, J.-W. & P. Sierwald (2009). Revision of the endemic giant fire millipedes of Madagascar, genus Aphistogoniulus (Diplopoda, Spirobolida, Pachybolidae). International Journal of Myriapodology 3: 15–52. accessable:;jsessionid=1idgttn0hncju.alice Wesener, T. (2009). Unexplored richness: discovery of 31 new species of Giant Pill-Millipedes endemic to Madagascar, with a special emphasis on microendemism (Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida). Zootaxa, 2097: 1–134. accessable: 2008 Wesener, T., Enghoff, H. & J.-W. Wägele (2008). Pachybolini – a tribe of giant Afrotropical millipedes: arguments for monophyly and the description of a new genus from Madagascar (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Pachybolidae). Invertebrate Systematics, 22: 37–53. free access: Wesener, T. & J.-W. Wägele (2008). The giant pill-millipedes of Madagascar: revision of the genus Zoosphaerium (Myriapoda, Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida). Zoosystema, 30 (1): 5–85. free access: 2007 Wesener, T. & Wägele, J.-W. (2007). Giant Pill-Millipedes (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida) in the Littoral Forest Fragments of Southeastern Madagascar. IN: Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Littoral Ecosystems in Southeastern Madagascar, Tolagnaro (Fort Dauphin). J. Ganzhorn, S. M. Goodman & M. Vincelette (eds), Smithonian Institution, Washington D.C., SI/MAB Series 11, 145–151. (ISBN 978-1-893912-00-7 ) Wesener, T. & D. VandenSpiegel (2007). Microsphaerotherium ivohibiense, a new genus and species of Giant-Pill Millipedes from Madagascar (Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida, Arthrosphaerinae). Journal of Afrotropical Zoology, 3: 153–160. 2006 Wesener, T. (2006). Giant-pill millipede diversity on Madagascar (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida). Peckiana 4, 2005 [2006], 189–193. 2005 Wesener T. & P. Sierwald (2005a). New giant pill-millipede species from the littoral forest of Madagascar (Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida, Zoosphaerium). Zootaxa, 1097: 1–60. free access T. Wesener & P. Sierwald (2005b). The Giant Pill-Millipedes of Madagascar: Revision of the Genus Sphaeromimus, with a Review of the Morphological Terminology (Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida, Sphaerotheriidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Fourth Series, 56 (29): 557–599. free access:
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Millipede order Sphaerotheriida Millipedes from Madagascar