The first record of the pantropical anthropochore millipede, Cylindrodesmus hirsutus Pocock, 1889, from Cameroon (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Haplodesmidae

@article{Golovatch2017TheFR,
  title={The first record of the pantropical anthropochore millipede, Cylindrodesmus hirsutus Pocock, 1889, from Cameroon (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Haplodesmidae},
  author={Sergei I. Golovatch and Fiemapong A.R. Nzoko and Didier Vandenspiegel},
  journal={Russian entomological journal},
  year={2017},
  volume={26},
  pages={281-282}
}
land locality: Amani, a somewhat “synanthropic” habitat in the East Usambara Mountains, NE Tanzania [Enghoff, 1978]. As noted by Bergholz [2005], shifts from a parthenogenetic to a bisexual state and back seem to occur regularly in C. hirsutus, depending on environmental conditions: harsher habitats tend to support the thelytokous (male-free) form, while more favourable places tend to be populated by the bisexual form. The present note puts on record C. hirsutus discovered in Cameroon for the… 
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