Centipedes and Millipeds (Arthropoda: Diplopoda, Chilopoda) from Saba Island, Lesser Antilles, and a Consolidation of Major References on the Myriapod Fauna of “Lesser” Caribbean Islands

The chilopod, Cryptops hortensis (Donovan, 1810) (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae), and the diplopods, Pseudospirobolellus avernus (Butler, 1876) (Spirobolida: Pseudospirobolellidae) and Oxidus gracilis (C. L. Koch, 1847)
The chilopod, Cryptops hortensis (Donovan, 1810) (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae), and the diplopods, Pseudospirobolellus avernus (Butler, 1876) (Spirobolida: Pseudospirobolellidae) and Oxidus gracilis (C. L. Koch, 1847) (Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae), are newly recorded from Saba Island, Lesser Antilles, which also harbors one additional scolopendromorph and four more chilognath millipeds. Except for the plausibly native scolopendrid centipede, Scolopendra alternans Leach, 1813, all are human introductions. Concentrated sampling is needed in the cloud/elfin forest atop Mt. Scenery, where indigenous millipeds may reside, and with extraction techniques throughout the island, to potentially document the diplopod subclass Penicillata. Nine small Caribbean islands in addition to Saba have been incorrectly reported as lacking diplopod records because publications citing them were overlooked by past authors. Works documenting myriapods from small Caribbean islands are consolidated.
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Author:Rowland M. Shelley, Derek S. Sikes
URN:urn:nbn:de:hebis:30:3-255651
ISSN:0749-6737
ISSN:1942-1354
Parent Title (English):Insecta Mundi
Series (Serial Number):Insecta Mundi (0221)
Publisher:Flora & Fauna Publ.
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Book
Language:English
Date of Publication (online):2012/07/17
Date of first Publication:2012/04/06
Publishing Institution:Univ.-Bibliothek Frankfurt am Main
Release Date:2012/07/17
Tag:Faunistics, new records, introduced species, non-native, tropics
Pagenumber:11
Dewey Decimal Classification:590 Tiere (Zoologie)
595 Arthropoden (Gliederfüßer)
Sammlungen:Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung-Nicht kommerziell 3.0

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