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Trichopolydesmidae from Cameroon, 1: The genus Hemisphaeroparia Schubart, 1955. With a genus-level reclassification of Afrotropical genera of the family (Diplopoda, Polydesmida)
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All ten recognizable Afrotropical genera or subgenera of Trichopolydesmidae are rediagnosed and reclassified, based both on their type species and a presumed scenario of gonopodal evolution.
Notes on Afrotropical Pyrgodesmidae, 2 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida)
The genera Urodesmus and Monachodesmus are reviewed and shown to comprise four and 18 species, respectively, all keyed, including U. cornutus sp.n., M. longicaudatus sp.n. and M. armorum sp.n., all
Diversity and distribution of millipedes (Diplopoda) in the Campo Ma'an National Park, southern Cameroon
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This study shows that despite the similarity in millipede species richness between both habitats, the species composition of all habitats was different and some species occurred in two habitats whilst others were restricted to only one habitat.
The millipede genus Stemmiulus Gervais, 1844 in Cameroon, with descriptions of three new species (Diplopoda, Stemmiulida, Stemmiulidae)
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The large pantropical millipede genus Stemmiulus, which currently encompasses more than 150 species, is shown to comprise seven species in Cameroon, including three new ones: S. camerunensis, S. beroni Mauriès, and S. mbalmayoensis, all being redescribed based on new samples.
Two new species, including one representing a new genus, of the West African millipede family Campodesmidae (Diplopoda: Polydesmida)
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A new genus, Campodesmoides gen. nov., is described, which differs from congeners primarily in the lack of a dorsal/lateral lobe on the otherwise usual and strongly subcircular gonopod telopodite, albeit the latter is not directed mesad, but held subparallel to the main body axis.
Trichopolydesmidae from Cameroon, 2: A species-level reclassification of Afrotropical trichopolydesmids (Diplopoda, Polydesmida), with two new species and two new records from Cameroon, and two new
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The hitherto enigmatic genus Bactrodesmus is redefined, but the monotypic Trichozonus Carl, 1905 still remains dubious.
A giant African millipede re-discovered, re-located and re-classified after 120 years (Diplopoda, Spirobolida, Pachybolidae).
The giant millipede Pachybolus tectus Cook, 1897, described from Zanzibar, East Africa, and never re-collected till now, is re-described based on newly collected specimens from Cameroon, West Africa.
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