Cylindroiulus britannicus (Verhoeff, 1891)

Iniesta, Luiz Felipe Moretti, Bouzan, Rodrigo Salvador, Rodrigues, Patrícia Elesbão da Silva, Almeida, Thais Melo de, Ott, Ricardo & Brescovit, Antonio Domingos, 2021, A preliminary survey and range extension of millipedes species introduced in Brazil (Myriapoda, Diplopoda), Papéis Avulsos de Zoologia 61, pp. 1-18 : 14

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Cylindroiulus britannicus (Verhoeff, 1891)


Cylindroiulus britannicus (Verhoeff, 1891) View in CoL ( Figs. 1D View Figure 1 , 7E View Figure 7 )

Descriptive notes: See Schubart (1942c: 250, fig. 1) and Blower (1985: 158, fig. 49).

Identification: Members of Julida are easily recognized by stipites of gnathochilarium in contact in the midline in their basal part (symphyognathous condition). The species is recognized by three pairs of setae on the anal valves ( Blower, 1985: fig. 49a); opisthomerite with finger-shaped projection ( Blower, 1985: fig. 49b); promerite simple; mesomerite shorter than promerite ( Fig. 7E View Figure 7 ).

Distribution: The order Julida is distributed in the Holarctic region, marginally also in SE Asia and Central America ( Enghoff et al., 2015). Cylindroiulus britannicus is widespread in Europe and predominantly distributed in the Northwest region ( Blower, 1985). The species has been recorded in southern India, New Zealand, South Africa ( Hoffman, 1999), Chile, and Argentina ( Golovatch, 2014; Shelley et al., 2014). In Brazil, the species has been recorded only in urban areas in the states of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. All records of the species were obtained from the literature.

Historical records: São Paulo: Pirassununga [- 22.005841°S; - 47.424516°W], 23.vii.1940 - 13.ii.1941, O. Schubart coll., 2♂ 2♀ 4 immatures ( Schubart, 1942c) GoogleMaps ; São Paulo, Bairro Santo Amaro [- 23.654909°S; - 46.703473°W], 1954, O. Schubart coll., ♂ ♀ 1 immature ( Schubart, 1945a) GoogleMaps ; Água Branca [- 23.517304°S; - 46.690714°W] ( Schubart, 1944) GoogleMaps ; Bairro do Tremembé [- 23.468582°S; - 46.624367°W] ( Schubart, 1947) GoogleMaps ; Rio de Janeiro: Itatiaia [- 22.458524°S; - 44.562840°W] ( Schubart, 1947) GoogleMaps .













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