Macrosternodesmus palicola Brölemann, 1908

Gilgado, José D., 2020, Hidden in plain sight: six millipede species (Myriapoda: Diplopoda) new for the fauna of Switzerland, Revue suisse de Zoologie 127 (2), pp. 249-259 : 255

publication ID

https://doi.org/ 10.35929/RSZ.0019

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6983614

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/134B8137-FFDA-C079-0A41-8969BBDD380F

treatment provided by

Carolina

scientific name

Macrosternodesmus palicola Brölemann, 1908
status

 

Macrosternodesmus palicola Brölemann, 1908

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Macrosternodesmus palicola Brölemann, 1908 .

Titanosoma jurassicum Verhoeff, 1910 .

Material examined: NMB- 703a; 1 male; Switzerland, Basel-Stadt, private garden , 47°33′40.182″N, 7°34′42.937″E, 270 m; 31.05.2018; J. D. Gilgado et al. leg.; active capture GoogleMaps . – NMB- 703b; 1 female; same data but 07.06.2018 . – NMB- 703c; 1 female; Switzerland, Basel-Landschaft, Binningen , private garden , 47°32′01.31″N, 7°34′52.79″E, 345 m; 01.06.2018; J. D. Gilgado et al. leg.; active capture. GoogleMaps

Distribution: France, Belgium, British Isles, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway and Sweden ( Kime & Enghoff, 2011; Tajovský & Tuf, 2016).

Remarks: This is a very small millipedes species, only up to 4 mm long ( Blower, 1985). According to Kime & Enghoff (2011) this species has an Atlantic distribution and may be originally native to deciduous woodlands (mostly Fagus forests) on calcareous soils. However, nowadays most records of this species are from humanmade biotopes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Macrosternodesmidae

Genus

Macrosternodesmus

Loc

Macrosternodesmus palicola Brölemann, 1908

Gilgado, José D. 2020
2020
Loc

Titanosoma jurassicum

Verhoeff 1910: 255
1910
Loc

Macrosternodesmus palicola Brölemann, 1908

Brölemann 1908: 255
1908