The Myriopoda of the Australian Region

The Myriopoda of the Australian Region

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1920 edition. Excerpt: ... teeth visible only when the gonopods are somewhat separated from each other. Length (female), to near 14 mm.; width, 1.4 mm. The males smaller than the females. In general appearance closely resembling Phlyctodesmus but the granulation much finer, obscure or absent on the anal valves. A readily noticed difierence is that the pores are distinctly though not strongly elevated, the rim of the elevation fringed with the short hairs. The gonopods very different in appearance, the coxae very large, the telopodites proportionately small, curving forward from between the coxae as slender, unsegmented and unbranched blades subparallel to each other throughout. GENoTYIE.--M. suprenans, sp. nov. 345. FI.uonESMUS SUPRENANS, sp. nov. TYPE.--M. C. Z. 4,636. PARATYPES.--M. C. Z. 4,637, 4,639, 4,642. Fijis: Nadarivatu, Waigonibu, Vanua Ava, Lomati, Lasema (W. M. Mann). General color of males as in Phlyctodesmus myrnwcophor, the somites above and laterally chestnut excepting the first tergite which is flavous. Legs flavous. Antennae brown. The females are a duller, less reddish brown. Granulation of head much reduced, the granules exceedingly fine or obscure so that the surface appears smooth, densely clothed with short stiff hairs. The vertigial sulcus extending across vertex but not at all down the front. Surface of first tergite like that of head but hairs much shorter and finer, appearing like bloom on fruit. Other tergites similarly with granules very fine and hairs of same character but in addition with transverse series of larger though still small granules each of which bears a stouter and longer distally finely pointed seta. Lateral swellings of metazonites more pronounced, bulging more over the pleural region. Second tergite extending forward...show more

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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236825276
  • 9781236825278