Australian Museum Journal The Myriapoda in the Australian Museum. Part II. Diplopoda

Shortform:
Brölemann, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus. 10(6): 77–158
Author(s):
Brölemann, H. W.
Year published:
1913
Title:
The Myriapoda in the Australian Museum. Part II. Diplopoda
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
10
Issue:
6
Start page:
77
End page:
158
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.10.1913.899
Language:
English
Plates:
plates xiv–xviii
Date published:
10 October 1913
Cover date:
10 October 1913
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
MYRIAPODA; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
Digitized:
16 January 2009
Available online:
06 March 2009
Reference number:
899
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (79kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (7087kb PDF)

Abstract

This genus was created by R. I. Pocock with the New Zealand Sphaerotherium angulatum, Butler, 1878, as type species.

From his above mentioned work the following particulars may be gathered:—

1. "Male copulatory organs:—The movable digit of both pairs of copulatory forceps are composed of a single segment.

2. "Female vulva as in Zephronia" (i.e.: 'composed of two pieces, a proximal hairy piece bearing the aperture, and a distal usually polished piece'), but the proximal plate divided into two distinct pieces, whereof the external partially overlaps the internal.

3. "Tarsi as in Zephronia" (i.e.: 'distally narrowed, claw terminal, the upper spine close to but behind the claw.')

The characters numbered one and two rank, of course, amongst the very best. As to the structure of the tarsi, it is not possible so far to allow it the same importance as the position of the dorsal spine seems to vary and the distance between it and the claw is a question of more or less.