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The evolution of segmentation of centipede trunk and appendages
The segmentation of centipedes is interpreted in the light of a biphasic model of segmentation (holomeric plus meromeric). The mid-body anomaly (e.g. in the alternating short and long terga, or inExpand
A troglomorphic geophilomorph centipede from southern France (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha: Geophilidae)
Geophilus persephones n. sp. is described based on a male holotype from the cave Gouffre de la Pierre Saint-Martin (France). The species is the first troglomorphic and possibly troglobiticExpand
Phylogeny and systematics of the Arrupinae (Chilopoda Geophilomorpha Mecistocephalidae) with the description of a new dwarfed species
We performed a cladistic analysis of the subfamily Arrupinae, based on morphological data (23 characters) from all the 16 species we recognize in the group. Based on this analysis, the followingExpand
Evolutionary trends and patterns in centipede segment number based on a cladistic analysis of Mecistocephalidae (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha)
.  Evolutionary changes in segment number during the radiation of Mecistocephalidae, a group of geophilomorph centipedes with segment number usually invariant at the species level, were exploredExpand
Analysis of segment number and enzyme variation in a centipede reveals a cryptic species, Geophilus easoni sp. nov., and raises questions about speciation
Geophilomorph centipedes provide an unusual opportunity to examine patterns of variation in segment number within extant species. (Most other arthropod species are invariant in this respect.) RecentExpand
New taxa of Neotropical Geophilomorpha (Chilopoda)
A new family (Macronicophilidae) is establishedlor Macronicoplrilas Silvestri, 1909, currently placed in Geophilidae. Seven new species ofNeotropical Geophilomorpha are described: Ityphilus saaciasExpand
Increase by duplication and loss of invariance of segment number in the centipede Mecistocephalus microporus (Chilopoda, Geophilomorpha, Mecistocephalidae)
Abstract Intraspecific variability in the number of trunk segments is demonstrated for the first time in a representative of the Mecistocephalidae, a basal clade within the geophilomorph centipedes.Expand