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Ulf Scheller

Reclassifi cation of Pauropoda 1 A reclassifi cation of the Pauropoda (Myriapoda) Ulf Scheller Häggeboholm, Häggesled, 53194 Järpås, Sweden. E-mail: ulf.scheller@telia.com Abstract In the reclassifi cation proposed below the Pauropoda is divided in two orders: Hexameroceata with one family and

Ulf Scheller

Symphyla (Myriapoda) from the Subantarctic Crozet Islands By ULF SCHELLER Lundsberg, S-680 80 Storfors, Sweden Abstract 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

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Edited by Alessandro Minelli

Myriapods are the only major zoological group for which a modern encyclopedic treatment has never been produced. In particular, this was the single major gap in the largest zoological treatise of the XIX century (Grassé’s Traité de Zoologie), whose publication has recently been stopped. The two volumes of “The Myriapoda” fill that gap with an updated treatment in the English language.

Volume I opens with an introductory treatment of myriapod affinities and phylogeny. The following chapters are mostly devoted to the Chilopoda or centipedes, extensively treated from the point of view of external and internal morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, distribution, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy. All currently recognized suprageneric and generic taxa are considered. Additional chapters deal with the two smaller myriapod classes, the Symphyla and the Pauropoda.

All groups and features are extensively illustrated by line drawings and micrographs and living specimens of representative species of the main groups are presented in color photographs.

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Edited by Alessandro Minelli

Myriapods are the only major zoological group for which a modern encyclopedic treatment has never been produced. In particular, this was the single major gap in the largest zoological treatise of the XIX century (Grassé’s Traité de Zoologie), whose publication has recently been stopped. The two volumes of “The Myriapoda” fill that gap with an updated treatment in the English language.

Volume II deals with the Diplopoda or millipedes. As in the previous volume, the treatment is articulated in chapters dealing with external and internal morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, distribution, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy. All currently recognized suprageneric taxa and a very large selection of the genera are considered.

All groups and features are extensively illustrated by line drawings and micrographs and living specimens of representative species of the main groups are presented in color photographs.
Myriapods are the only major zoological group for which a modern encyclopedic treatment has never been produced. In particular, this was the single major gap in the largest zoological treatise of the XIX century (Grassé’s Traité de Zoologie), whose publication has recently been stopped. The two volumes of “The Myriapoda” fill that gap with an updated treatment in the English language.

Volume I opens with an introductory treatment of myriapod affinities and phylogeny. The following chapters are mostly devoted to the Chilopoda or centipedes, extensively treated from the point of view of external and internal morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, distribution, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy. All currently recognized suprageneric and generic taxa are considered. Additional chapters deal with the two smaller myriapod classes, the Symphyla and the Pauropoda.

Volume II deals with the Diplopoda or millipedes. As in the previous volume, the treatment is articulated in chapters dealing with external and internal morphology, physiology, reproduction, development, distribution, ecology, phylogeny and taxonomy. All currently recognized suprageneric taxa and a very large selection of the genera are considered.

All groups and features are extensively illustrated by line drawings and micrographs and living specimens of representative species of the main groups are presented in color photographs.

Ulf Scheller

Two Pauropodidae Species (Myriapoda, Pauropoda) from the Subantarctic Crozet Islands By ULF SCHELLER Lundsberg, S-680 80 Storfors, Sweden Abstract Pauropoda (Myriapoda) are reported for the first time from the subantarctic islands. The study is based upon a collection from the Crozet Islands

Cuong Huynh and Megan Short

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MYRIAPODOLOGY INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MYRIAPODOLOGY Aims & Scope The International Journal of Myriapodology (IJM), a joint publication of Brill and Pensoft, is an international journal publishing original research on Myriapoda as well as Onychophora which have

Gregory D. Edgecombe

The status of Myriapoda (whether mono-, para- or polyphyletic) and position of myriapods in the Arthropoda are controversial, an impediment to evaluating fossils that may be members of the myriapod stem-group. Parsimony analysis of 319 characters for extant arthropods provides a basis for defending myriapod monophyly and identifying those morphological characters that are necessary to assign a fossil taxon to the Myriapoda. The alliance of hexapods and crustaceans need not relegate myriapods to the arthropod stem-group; the Mandibulata hypothesis accommodates Myriapoda and Tetraconata as sister taxa. No known pre-Silurian fossils have characters that convincingly place them in the Myriapoda or the myriapod stem-group. Because the strongest apomorphies of Myriapoda are details of the mandible and tentorial endoskeleton, exceptional fossil preservation seems necessary to recognise a stem-group myriapod.

Ulf Scheller

Beringian Pauropoda (Myriapoda) ULF SCHELLER Pauropoda have been collected for the first time from northeastern Siberia and central Alas- ka. 12 species were found belonging to two genera in Pauropodidae and one genus in Brachy- pauropodidae. All but one were new to science: allopauopus retusus

Ulf Scheller

Pauropoda (Myriapoda) from the Seychelles ULFSCHELLER 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. Allopauro- pus fjellbergi, scychellicus, maheicus, extenuatus