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Dalodesmidae

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Dalodesmidae is a family of millipedes in the order Polydesmida, containing at least 250 species found in the Southern Hemisphere.

Distribution

Species of Dalodesmidae are found in Australia (over 100 species), Madagascar, New Caledonia, New Zealand, South Africa, and southern South America (Chile and southern Brazil).[1]

Classification

Dalodesmidae is one of the major families of the order Polydesmida, with at least 55 genera and 250 species[2] (with some estimates up to 340 species[1]). It is related to the small family Vaalogonopodidae (8 species) with which it forms the suborder Dalodesmidea.[2][3]

The taxonomy is based mainly on the structure of the male gonopods.[4] Below is the list of species as of January 2014.[5]

References

  1. ^ a b Robert Mesibov (5 October 2013). "Classification of Polydesmida". External Anatomy of Polydesmida. polydesmida.info. Archived from the original on 2 July 2013. Retrieved 23 Feb 2014.
  2. ^ a b William Shear. (2011). Class Diplopoda de Blainville in Gervais, 1844. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness.—Zootaxa 3148:149—164.
  3. ^ H. Enghoff (1984). "Phylogeny of millipedes – a cladistic analysis". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research. 22: 8–26. doi:10.1111/j.1439-0469.1984.tb00559.x.
  4. ^ Robert Mesibov (2005). "A new genus of millipede (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Dalodesmidae) from Tasmania with a pseudo-articulated gonopod telopodite" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1064: 39–49.
  5. ^ "Dalodesmidae". Catalogue of Life: 2014. 20 January 2014. Retrieved 23 February 2014.

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Dalodesmidae: Brief Summary

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Dalodesmidae is a family of millipedes in the order Polydesmida, containing at least 250 species found in the Southern Hemisphere.

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