Zoosphaerium Pocock, 1895

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: 6-7

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.5076188

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03BF4B62-FFBB-E032-1C43-FE208181FD9E

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scientific name

Zoosphaerium Pocock, 1895
status

 

Genus Zoosphaerium Pocock, 1895  

Zoosphaerium Pocock, 1895: 410   .

Globotherium Brolemann, 1922: 230   (formal synonymization in Wesener & Wägele 2008: 9). Heligmasoma Chamberlin, 1921: 58   (formal synonymization in Wesener & Wägele 2008: 9).

See Wesener (2016) for a summary; five additional species have been described since then ( Sagorny & Wesener 2017; Wesener & Anilkumar 2020).

Type species

Sphaerotherium neptunus Butler, 1872   .

Other species included

66 and 11 nomina dubia (including the species described below).

Distribution

Endemic to Madagascar.

Remarks

The diverse genus Zoosphaerium   has been divided into six species-groups ( Wesener & Wägele 2008; Wesener 2009). Six additional species are currently not assignable to any group ( Sagorny & Wesener 2017). Four species are only known from females and an additional 11 species are nomina dubia. A key to the species-groups has been published elsewhere (Wesener 2009).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Sphaerotheriida

Family

Arthrosphaeridae

Loc

Zoosphaerium Pocock, 1895

Wesener, Thomas & Sagorny, Christina 2021
2021
Loc

Globotherium

Wesener T. & Wagele J. W. 2008: 9
Wesener T. & Wagele J. W. 2008: 9
Brolemann H. W. 1922: 230
Chamberlin R. V. 1921: 58
1922
Loc

Zoosphaerium

Pocock R. I. 1895: 410
1895