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Title: Notes on the unique structure of the spiracles and legs in Pandirodesmus disparipes Silvestri, 1932 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Chelodesmidae), with some possible implications concerning its mode of life

Subtitle:

Fragmenta Faunistica, vol. 43, no. 9 ; Uwagi o niezwykłej strukturze przetchlinek i odnóży Pandirodesmus disparipes Silvestri, 1932 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Chelodesmidae) i jej możliwych konsekwencjach dla stylu życia krocionoga ; Notes on Pandirodesmus disparipes

Publisher:

Museum and Institute of Zoology, PAS

Place of publishing:

Warsaw

Description:

Bibliogr. p. 107 ; P. 97-108 : ill. ; 24 cm ; Abstarct in Polish. Taxa in Latin.

Abstract:

Pandirodesmus disparipes SILVESTRI, 1932, a remarkable diplopod from Guyana taken from an unknown habitat, was restudied from type material. Based on some rare traits (erect metatergal spines; swollen distal parts of most tibiae plus the basal parts of the tarsi; apical part of most tarsi with numer-ous long but stiff setae instead of a claw) and unique (extruding tubiform spiracles; extremely long legs, with the posterior pair per segment being considerably longer than the anterior one; legs and sternites beset with ramose, tree-like setae) as well as some circumstantial evidence derived from fossils and a few Recent taxa, the mode of life and the environment in this species are presumed as climbing on humid vegetation and/or swimming/gliding on the water surface in floodplains or savannahs,by all means in very close if not direct contact with water.

Relation:

Fragmenta Faunistica

Volume:

43

Issue:

9

Start page:

97

End page:

108

Format:

application/pdf

Resource Identifier:

oai:rcin.org.pl:54281 ; 10.3161/00159301FF2000.43.9.097

Source:

MiIZ PAN, call no. P.256, T. 43 nr 9 ; MiIZ PAN, call no. P.4664, T. 43 nr 9 ; click here to follow the link

Language:

eng

Rights:

Rights Reserved - Free Access

Terms of use:

Copyright-protected material. May be used within the limits of statutory user freedoms

Digitizing institution:

Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Original in:

Library of the Museum and Institute of Zoology of the Polish Academy of Sciences

Projects co-financed by:

Programme Innovative Economy, 2010-2014, Priority Axis 2. R&D infrastructure ; European Union. European Regional Development Fund

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