Millipedes from Australia, 6: Australiosomatini from Victoria (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae)

Published on Jun 15, 1984in Records of The Australian Museum0.6
· DOI :10.3853/J.0067-1975.36.1984.323
C. A. W. Jeekel1
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