DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3745.4.6
Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription Access

Cave millipedes of the United States. XIII. A new, troglobiotic species of Austrotyla from Colorado (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Conotylidae)

WILLIAM A. SHEAR, DAVID B. STEINMANN

Abstract


Austrotyla stephensoni n. sp., from Colorado, is described as the first troglobiotic species of its genus, and compared to sympatric Austrotyla coloradensis (Chamberlin 1910). A key to all Austrotyla species is provided.

 


Keywords


Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Conotylidae, Austrotyla stephensoni, new species

Full Text:

PDF/A (1.66 MB)

References


Causey, N.B. (1961) Austrotyla, a new milliped genus (Chordeumida: Conotylidae: Conotylinae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 74, 251–266.

Chamberlin, R.V. (1910) Diplopoda from the western states. Annals of the Entomological Society of America, 3, 233–262.

Hoffman, R.L. (1961) Systematic and morphological notes on North American conotyloid diplopods. Transactions of the American Entomological Society, 87, 259–272.

Jorgensen, M.C., Sierwald, P. & Mason-Garner, R.J. (2012) A review of subspecies recognition in polydesmidan millipedes (Diplopoda) with a revision of the subspecies of Euryuridae (Xystodesmoidea). Zoologica Scripta, 42, 317–326.
http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/zsc.12003

Loomis, H.F. (1939) The millipeds collected in Appalachian caves by Mr. Kenneth Dearolf. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 86, 165–193.

Loomis, H.F. (1943) New cave and epigean millipeds. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 92, 373–410.

Loomis, H.F., & Schmitt, R. (1971) The ecology, distribution and taxonomy of the millipeds of Montana west of the continental divide. Northwest Science, 45, 107–131.

Reames, S. (2011) Caves and Karst of Northwest Colorado. A Guidebook for the 2011 National Speleological Society Convention, 1–107.

Shear, W.A. (1971) The milliped family Conotylidae in North America, with a description of the new family Adritylidae (Diplopoda; Chordeumida). Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, 141, 107–131.

Shear, W. A. (1976) The milliped family Conotylidae (Diplopoda, Chordeumida): revision of the genus Taiyutyla, with notes on recently proposed taxa. American Museum Novitates, 2600, 1–22.


Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.


 
ISSN 1175-5326 (Print Edition) & ISSN 1175-5334 (Online Edition)
Published by Magnolia Press, Auckland, New Zealand
A founding journal of Biotaxa