Pyrgeuma pyrgodesmoides, n. gen., n. sp., a new millipede from Malaysia with unusual surface structures (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Heterochordeumatidae)


Pyrgeuma pyrgodesmoides n. gen., n. sp., is described from the Cameron Highlands of Malaysia as the sixth (or possibly seventh) species and third genus of the millipede family Heterochordeumatidae. The new species is remarkable in its resemblance to members of the unrelated polydesmidan family Pyrgodesmidae, an interesting case of convergent evolution in… (More)


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