Microsphaerotherium anjozorobe Wesener, 2009

Wesener, Thomas & Sagorny, Christina, 2021, Seven new giant pill-millipede species and numerous new records of the genus Zoosphaerium from Madagascar (Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida, Arthrosphaeridae), European Journal of Taxonomy 758 (1), pp. 1-48: 43-44

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.5852/ejt.2021.758.1423

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:01BBC12C-E715-4393-A9F6-6EA85CB1289F

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5075818

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BF4B62-FF94-E01F-1FF3-F927816DFE22

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Microsphaerotherium anjozorobe Wesener, 2009
status

 

Microsphaerotherium anjozorobe Wesener, 2009  

Material examined

MADAGASCAR – Antananarivo • 1 ♀; Analamanga, 6.7 km SE of Anjozorobe village, Andasin’i Jaonera ; 18°25.3′ S, 47°56.6′ E; alt. 1250 m; in disturbed montane forest, pitfalls 1–3; 19–23 Feb. 2016; Steven M. Goodman leg.; FMNH-INS 2858679 GoogleMaps   .

Remarks

This is another record of this rare miniaturized species (Wesener 2009), previously known only from the type series collected near Andranomay. This species is currently classified as Critically Endangered ( Rudolf & Wesener 2017e) on the IUCN Red List.