Robert Mesibov
Harvard University
BiogeographyFaunaInvertebrateGenusEcologyRange (biology)Type speciesGeographyMillipedeParadoxosomatidaeSpirostreptidaPolydesmidaDalodesmidaeIulomorphidaeParapatric speciationBiochemistryTaxonomy (biology)BiologyZoologyGonopod
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#1John HollierH-Index: 8
#2Eduard Stöckli (Naturhistorisches Museum)
Last. Petra Sierwald (FMNH: Field Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 18
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Johann Carl described 390 species or subspecies of millipedes during his long career at the Museum d'histoire naturelle de Geneve, studying specimens collected on his own expeditions and on those of other, mainly Swiss, naturalists. The type specimens deposited in Geneva are enumerated, and the type specimens that could be located in other collections in other museums are reported. Lectotypes are designated for 17 species: Brachyspirobolus aequatorialis (Carl, 1909), Carlopeltis alatus (Carl, 19...
: Tasmaniosoma armatum Verhoeff, 1936 and T. orientale Mesibov, 2010 are parapatric in northeast Tasmania, Australia. The parapatric boundary is ca 50 km long and mainly follows streamlines. Three sections of the boundary were intensively sampled. Two gonopod variants of T. orientale also appear to be parapatric.
: The taxonomic parts of the privately maintained Millipedes of Australia website (2006-2019), now offline, have been archived in Zenodo and are no longer being updated. Core taxonomic information about the Australian millipede fauna is now available on MilliBase, a global taxonomic resource for millipedes. Most of the locality records for named, native Australian millipedes formerly available as downloads on the Millipedes of Australia website are now accessible through the Atlas of Living Aust...
: Lissodesmuspiscatorsp. nov. differs from the 30 previously described Lissodesmus species in the form of the femoral process of the gonopod telopodite, which is tripartite with an erect distal branch and two posteromedially curving basal branches. Despite careful searching, the new species has only been collected by pitfall trapping and may have a very small range in the northwest corner of the Central Plateau in Tasmania, Australia.
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: The Southern Hemisphere cambaloid millipede genera are here assigned or re-assigned to the families Cambalidae Bollman, 1893 and Iulomorphidae Verhoeff, 1924. Tasmanocambala is erected for the three Tasmanian cambalids, T.greenigen. n., sp. n. (type species), T.tasmanicasp. n. and T.taylorisp. n. The new genus is distinguished by a thin, transverse tab at the tip of the anterior gonopod telopodite with a comb of setae immediately behind the tab. The iulomorphid Talomiusweldensisgen. n., sp. n....
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: Lissodesmus nivalissp. n. is described from 1450-1550 m elevation on the treeless, alpine Ben Lomond plateau in northeast Tasmania, Australia. The new species is distinguished from all other Tasmanian and Victorian Lissodesmus species by a unique combination of gonopod telopodite features: solenomere without a pre-apical process, tibiotarsus Y-shaped, femoral process L-shaped with forked tips, prefemoral process with a long comb of teeth below an irregularly dentate apical margin, and a roughe...
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#1Robert MesibovH-Index: 9
#2Thomas Wesener (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 11
Last. John HollierH-Index: 8
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Polydesmus ( Pterodesmus ) voeltzkowi nom. nov. is proposed as a replacement name for Polydesmus ( Pterodesmus ) sakalava de Saussure & Zehntner, 1901, now Dalodesmus sakalava (de Saussure & Zehntner, 1901), a junior primary homonym of Polydesmus sakalava de Saussure & Zehntner, 1897.
: A total of ca 800,000 occurrence records from the Australian Museum (AM), Museums Victoria (MV) and the New Zealand Arthropod Collection (NZAC) were audited for changes in selected Darwin Core fields after processing by the Atlas of Living Australia (ALA; for AM and MV records) and the Global Biodiversity Information Facility (GBIF; for AM, MV and NZAC records). Formal taxon names in the genus- and species-groups were changed in 13-21% of AM and MV records, depending on dataset and aggregator....
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