Antheromorpha Jeekel, 1968

Likhitrakarn, Natdanai, Golovatch, Sergei I. & Panha, Somsak, 2016, Review of the Southeast Asian millipede genus Antheromorpha Jeekel, 1968 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae), ZooKeys 571, pp. 21-57: 22-23

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Antheromorpha Jeekel, 1968


Taxon classification Animalia Polydesmida Paradoxosomatidae

Genus Antheromorpha Jeekel, 1968 

Brachytropis  Silvestri, 1896: 198 (D) (preoccupied).

Brachytropis  - Attems 1937: 59 (D); Jeekel 1963: 269 (M); 1968: 57 (M).

Antheromorpha  Jeekel, 1968: 57 (M).

Antheromorpha  - Jeekel 1980: 71 (D); Hoffman 1980: 169 (M); Shelley et al. 2000: 84 (M); Nguyen and Sierwald 2013: 1233 (M); Golovatch 2013a: 24 (M).


Body medium-sized to very large (ca 19-44.5 mm long, ca 2.3-6.1 mm wide), composed of 18 podous and one apodous ring, plus telson. Paraterga from moderately to very strongly developed. Sterna without modifications. Sternal lobe or cone(s) between male coxae 4 present. Pleurosternal carinae usually well-developed. First pair of male legs without femoral adenostyles. Legs without particular modifications except for at least some ♂ legs bearing ventral brushes on tarsi, sometimes also on tibiae.

Gonopods long and rather slender; coxa slightly curved and long, with several setae distoventrally; prefemoral (= setose) part of telopodite short to very short, 1/3-1/4 as long as acropodite (= remaining part of telopodite); femorite slender to rather stout, straight to evidently curved, sometimes enlarged distally, with a strong distolateral sulcus (s) demarcating a “postfemoral” part; seminal groove running entirely mesally along femorite, the latter devoid of processes. Solenophore (sph) (= tibiotarsus) and solenomere relatively short to rather long; sph curved rather strongly caudad, consisting of a well-developed lamina medialis (lm) and a rather small lamina lateralis (ll); lm about halfway bearing a well-developed process d; sph usually bilobate to bifid, with a mesal process (m, or the end part of lm) and a ventral process (v, or the end part of ll), both supporting a long and flagelliform solenomere (sl).

Type species.

Orthomorpha miranda  Pocock, 1895, by direct substitution.

Other species included.

Antheromorpha bivittata  (Pocock, 1895), Antheromorpha comotti  (Pocock, 1895), Antheromorpha festiva  ( Brölemann, 1896), Antheromorpha harpaga  (Attems, 1937), Antheromorpha mediovirgata  (Carl, 1941), Antheromorpha minlana  (Pocock, 1895), Antheromorpha orophila  (Carl, 1941), Antheromorpha pardalis  (Pocock, 1895), Antheromorpha paviei  ( Brölemann, 1896), comb. n., Antheromorpha rosea  Golovatch, 2013, Antheromorpha uncinata  (Attems, 1931).


Brachytropis  Silvestri, 1896, was originally established to distinguish several species of Orthomorpha  Bollman, 1893 which occurred in Myanmar and Indochina ( Jeekel 1963), with Orthomorpha miranda  Pocock, 1895, as type species ( Silvestri 1896). Because that name had been preoccupied by Brachytropis  Fieber, 1858 ( Hemiptera  ) ( Jeekel 1963), Jeekel (1968) proposed a substitute name, Antheromorpha  , with the same type species. In his later review of the genus, Jeekel (1980) provided its diagnosis, refined its scope, redescribed some of the constituent species and discussed their taxonomic statuses.












Antheromorpha Jeekel, 1968

Likhitrakarn, Natdanai, Golovatch, Sergei I. & Panha, Somsak 2016



Silvestri 1896



Silvestri 1896