Two new Lophoturus species (Diplopoda, Polyxenida, Lophoproctidae) from Queensland, Australia

  title={Two new Lophoturus species (Diplopoda, Polyxenida, Lophoproctidae) from Queensland, Australia},
  author={Cuong Van Huynh and Anneke A. Veenstra},
  pages={133 - 154}
Abstract Lophoturus queenslandicus Verhoeff, 1924 was the first penicillate millipede in the family Lophoproctidae collected from Cairns, a tropical region in Queensland, Australia, to be formally described. Specimens collected from this region in a recent study had the morphological characters known to define this genus. However, their body form and length, as well as dorsal colouration proved to be different, suggesting the possibility of more than one Lophoturus species. This assertion was… 
A new species of penicillate millipede from genus Mauritixenus (Diplopoda, Polyxenidae) found in Vietnam
Penicillate millipedes collected from Vietnam proved to be a previously undescribed species in the genus Mauritixenus, and distinguishing characteristics include the number of sensilla on gnathochilarium and the anterior lateral process in the claw concluded this is a new species.
Upgrading of Three Subspecies of Eudigraphis takakuwai to the Species Rank (Diplopoda: Penicillata: Polyxenida: Polyxenidae)
Three forms of Japanese Eudigraphis (Penicillata, Polyxenidae) are raised here to three distinct species, and overlap of their distributional ranges over wide areas of Japan was con-firmed, and molecular phylogeny using both nuclear and mitochondrial DNA testified monophyly of each of the three forms.
Under the karst: detecting hidden subterranean assemblages using eDNA metabarcoding in the caves of Christmas Island, Australia
A survey across the karst landscape of Christmas Island found three cave and spring groups that showed a high degree of biotic and abiotic similarity indicating likely local connectivity, demonstrating the applicability of eDNA metabarcoding to detect subterranean eukaryotic communities and explore underground interconnectivity.


Two new species of Lophoturus (Diplopoda, Penicillata, Lophoproctidae) from caves in Christmas Island, Australia, including the second troglomorph in Penicillata
Two new species of the genus Lophoturus Brolemann, 1931 are described from three caves on Christmas Island with troglomorphic characters, having elongate antennae and legs, and the telotarsus bearing four sternal spiniform and lamellate processes on the claw.
The first penicillate millipedes from the vicinity of Manaus, Central Amazonia, Brazil (Diplopoda: Polyxenida)
Two new and an undetermined/unnamed species in the penicillate diplopod genera Lophoturus BROLEMANN, 1931 and Macroxenodes SILVESTRI, 1948 are described from the vicinity of Manaus, Central Amazonia,
Description of a new species of Penicillate Millipede from the genus Monographis (Diplopoda: Polyxenidae) found in Vietnam.
Sensilla of the 6th antennal article and claw structures of Monographis dongnaiensis were compared with those of M. tamoyoensis, M. yunnanensis and M. queenslandicus and Monograph is confirmed as the ninth member of the genus Monographs.
Taxonomy and biology of a new species of Pincushion Millipede of the genus Monographis (Diplopoda: Polyxenidae) from Australia.
The genus Monographis may be divided into two groups based on the arrangement of sensilla on the 6th antennal article: species with a crescent-shape arrangement and those with a triangular arrangement.
Molecular systematics of cowries (Gastropoda: Cypraeidae) and diversification patterns in the tropics
  • C. Meyer
  • Environmental Science, Biology
  • 2003
A strong phylogenetic trend supports these observations as lineages leading up to and including the derived Indo-West Pacific Erroneinae clade contain taxa predominantly restricted to continental habitats and have undergone the greatest evolutionary radiations in their respective regions.
The origins of the giant pill-millipedes from Madagascar (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida: Arthrosphaeridae).
A revised comprehensive checklist, relational database, and taxonomic system of reference for the bristly millipedes of the world (Diplopoda, Polyxenida)
This review of the currently known world Penicillata comprises 159 valid species and / or subspecies, including one parthenogenetic form, and seven fossil taxa documented from amber, and three taxa remain incertae sedis.
Barcoding of Central European Cryptops centipedes reveals large interspecific distances with ghost lineages and new species records from Germany and Austria (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha)
Clear barc coding gaps are present in lineages represented by >10 specimens, highlighting the usefulness of the barcoding method for evaluating species diversity in centipedes.
The phylogenetic positions of three Basal-hexapod groups (protura, diplura, and collembola) based on ribosomal RNA gene sequences.
This study combined complete 18S with partial 28S ribosomal RNA gene sequences to investigate the relations of basal hexapods, and found data are consistent with hexapod monophyly and Collembola grouped weakly with "Protura + Diplura" under most analytical conditions.
The phylogenetic status of arthropods, as inferred from 18S rRNA sequences.
It is suggested that a previous study's inference of the Arthropoda as paraphyletic may be the result of having two few arthropod taxa available for analysis and including long-branched taxa, and that the evolutionary-parsimony method, like distance and parsimony, may be biased by taxa with long branches.