The shocking pink dragon millipede, Desmoxytes purpurosea, a colourful new species from Thailand (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae)

Published on Aug 29, 2007in Zootaxa0.99
· DOI :10.11646/ZOOTAXA.1563.1.3
Henrik Enghoff18
Estimated H-index: 18
(Wild Center),
Chirasak Sutcharit12
Estimated H-index: 12
(Chula: Chulalongkorn University),
Somsak Panha15
Estimated H-index: 15
(Chula: Chulalongkorn University)
A shocking pink, very spiny new species of “dragon millipede”, Desmoxytes purpurosea sp.n., is described from Thailand, Uthaithani province. Its behaviour suggests that its colouration is aposematic, like that of some bright red congeners. Relations of the new species to congeners are discussed.
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