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Ulf Scheller

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Symphyla (Myriapoda) are reported for the first time from the subantarctic islands. The study is based upon a collection from the Crozet Islands made by Dr. Lewis Davies, Durham. One Scolopendrellidae species was found. It belongs to the genus Symphylella and is new to science. It is described and its affinities are discussed. A lectotype for the closely related Symphylella texana is selected and the diagnosis of the species is emended.

Ulf Scheller

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The first two collections of Pauropoda from the Canary Islands have been examined. Locality and habitat records are given for 176 specimens representing 4 genera and 14 species, all from the family Pauropodidae. Most species are widely distributed and common to Europe and North Africa. No endemic species has been discovered. A lectotype has been designated for Allopauropus (Decapauropus) rhopalophorus Remy and the division of Stylopauropus pedunculatus (Lubbock) into subspecies is discussed.

Ulf Scheller

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26 specimens of Pauropoda were collected from Algar Koil Forests in Tamul Nadu State in SE India by Dr G. Sundara Rajulu, Coimbatore. Two species of Pauropodidae belonging to the genus Allopauropus were found, viz. A. viarti Remy, earlier known from India (Remy 1961, Scheller 1970), and A. damodarani n.sp. which is now described and figured. A supplementary description of A. viarti is also given because these new specimens differ slightly from the type specimens.

Ulf Scheller

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Pauropoda (Myriapoda) are reported for the first time from the subantarctic islands. The study is based upon a collection from the Crozet Islands brought together by Dr. Lewis Davies, Durham. Two species were found, both new to science. They belong to the genera Pauropus and Stylopauropoides, the former having a world-wide, the latter a restricted southern distribution. The new species of this genus is closely related to one South American and one Australian species.

Ulf Scheller

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Two new species of Pauropodidae belonging to the genus Allopauropus are described. One of them, A. tenellus, was collected in surface soil layers in Sweden and southern Finland, the other, A. verticillatus, in deeper soil layers in southern Sweden only.

Ulf Scheller

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Pauropoda have been collected for the first time from northeastern Siberia and central Alaska. 12 species were found belonging to two genera in Pauropodidae and one genus in Brachypauropodidae. All but one were new to science: allopauopus retusus, frigoripatiens, alaskae; Stylopauropus longitarsus, boreus, subarcticus, siberiae, longipes, capricornutus, diffissus; Brachypauropus inopinabilis. One species, Stylopauropus californianus Remy, has been found to be trans-Beringian. Its collecting site on the north coast of the Chukotka Peninsula represents also the northernmost Pauropoda locality known. The species composition was unexpected: species belonging to Allopauropus were few but all new, the genus Slylopauropus was unusually diverse, all but one new, and a new Brachypauropus species appeared far to the north of the known range of the genus. These pauropods may be part of an old, pre-Wisconsinan fauna.

Ulf Scheller

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21 species of Pauropoda are reported from the U.S.A. They belong to 4 genera in Pauropodidae and 1 genus in Eurypauropodidae. 6 species new to science are described and figured: Allopauropus quadrimaculatus, Stylopauropus corrugatus, S. crassimanus, S. pocahontas, S. fraternus and Eurypauropus washingtonensis. One of these species, Stylopauropus corrugatus, has some peculiar features not earlier observed in the genus and a new subgenus, Propepauropus, is proposed for it. Pauropods are reported for the first time from Georgia, Virginia and West Virginia. New species are reported from Washington, Oregon, North Carolina, Ohio, Massachusetts and New York. The ranges of the species are incompletely known but almost half of the species occur also outside the Nearctic.

Ulf Scheller

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Pauropoda have been collected in the Ukraine, the Caucasus, Uzbekistan and the Soviet Far East—in the latter two areas for the first time. Five species were found all new to the USSR. They belong to two genera in Pauropodidae and one genus in Eurypauropodidae. Three species were new to science and are described and figured: Stylopauropus (Stylopauropus) ushekistanicus, S. (Donzelotauropus) golovatchi and Eurypauropus tetrastichus.

Ulf Scheller

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Pauropoda have been collected from the Seychelles for the first time. 16 species were found belonging to one genus in Millotauropodidae and three genera in Pauropodidae. Allopauropus fjellbergi, scychellicus, maheicus, extenuatus, guadrídentatus and acutilinguis and Cauvetauropus proprius and clavistylus were new to science and are described and figured. A close study of Millotauropus silvestrii revealed new taxonomical features which indicate that the genera Millotauropus Remy and Rosettauropus Hüther are much more akin than was earlier considered or even so close that they may be placed in a single taxon. From distributional point of view the Pauropoda of the Seychelles are built up of an impoverished old element of widespread species and of Ethiopian-Oriental elements which can be recognized in the faunas of adjacent islands.