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Coronostoma claireae n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabditida: Oxyuridomorpha: Coronostomatidae) from the Indigenous Milliped Narceus gordanus (Chamberlain, 1943) (Diplopoda: Spirobolida) in Ocala National
Twenty-four individuals of Narceus gordanus (Diplopoda: Spirobolidae) were collected in Ocala National Forest, FL, between November 2013 and July 2014, and this species is the first North American record for the genus Coronostoma, which is removed from Thelastomatoidea: The lastomatidae and reassigned to Coronosteroids on the basis of presumed apomorphies. Expand
Spatial impacts of a multi-individual grave on microbial and microfaunal communities and soil biogeochemistry
It is demonstrated that human decomposition influences soil biogeochemistry, microbes, and microfauna up to four years after burial. Expand
A contribution on the neglected milliped genus Apheloria Chamberlin 1921 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae/-inae: Apheloriini): Neotype designation and description of Julus virginiensis Drury
A trimaculate male of the diplopod genus Apheloria Chamberlin (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae/-inae: Apheloriini) from 1.3 km (0.8 mi) west of McKenney, Dinwiddie County (Co.), Virginia, is designatedExpand
Replacement names for two nematode junior homonyms.
This work proposes the new replacement name Traklosia for Robertia Travassos & Kloss, 1961, a junior homonym of the nematode genus Robertia that parasitize millipedes and also has priority in Chordata and Arthropoda. Expand
Soil nematode functional diversity, successional patterns, and indicator taxa associated with vertebrate decomposition hotspots
This study has revealed soil nematode successional patterns during vertebrate decomposition and has identified organisms that may function as indicator taxa for certain periods during decomposition. Expand
Stauratostoma shelleyi n. gen., n. sp. (Nematoda: Rhabditida: Thelastomatidae) from Appalachian Polydesmid Millipedes (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae).
Stauratostoma shelleyi differs from other thelastomatid nematodes in having a head region mushroom-shaped in profile; cruciform stomatal opening formed from four flaps; greatly expandedlabial disc; and eight-sectored annule-like column supporting the labial disc. Expand
Investigating Commensal Relationships of Nematodes in Millipedes: Life in Unexpected Places
A laboratory protocol to study the diversity of nematode life living inside the millipede intestine is created to inspire students to gain the requisite skills to discover new life in host organisms that are readily available, accessible, and, in most cases, inexpensive or free. Expand
A third species of the endemic Floridian milliped genus Floridobolus Causey, 1957 (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae: Floridobolinae)
The discovery of Floridobolus fl oydi from the southern sector of the Brooksville Ridge supports the thesis that each sand ridge in peninsular Florida may harbor a unique species of this endemic genus. Expand