Zoosphaerium piligerum (de Saussure & Zehntner, 1897 )

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: 40

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.5075802

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BF4B62-FF99-E013-1FC3-FEF386E8FCFA

treatment provided by

Felipe

scientific name

Zoosphaerium piligerum (de Saussure & Zehntner, 1897 )
status

 

Zoosphaerium piligerum (de Saussure & Zehntner, 1897)  

See Wesener & Wägele (2008) for a revision and Wesener (2016) for a complete bibliography.

Material examined

MADAGASCAR – Antananarivo • 1 spec.; Forêt d’Antsahabe , 6 km SE of Anjozorobe; 18°25.3′ S, 47°56.6′ E; alt. 1250 m; dense humid montane forest; 4 Dec. 2005; V. Soarimalala leg.; coll. no. VS-667; FMNH-INS 3119912 GoogleMaps   . – Toamasina • 1 spec.; Forêt d’Analamay , 12.5 km E of Ambohimanarivo village; 18°48′20.8″ S, 48°21′38.1″ E; alt. 1060 m; dense humid transitional lowland and montane forest; 10 Feb. 2009; V. Soarimalala leg.; coll. no. VS-1706; FMNH-INS 3119891 GoogleMaps   1 ♂; Forêt d’Analamay , 10 km E of Ambohimanarivo village; 18°49′25.9″ S, 48°20′1.8″ E; alt. 1050 m; dense humid transitional lowland and montane forest; 20 Feb. 2009; V. Soarimalala leg.; coll. no. VS-1741; FMNH-INS 3119882 GoogleMaps   .

Remarks

Currently listed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List ( Rudolf & Wesener 2017a), Z. piligerum   seems to be more widespread in the eastern montane forests ( Fig. 13C View Fig ) than when the species was assessed as critically endangered in the IUCN Red List ( Wesener & Wägele 2008).