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URN etd-0813108-120008
Author Ming-Hung Hsu
Author's Email Address biomiho@gmail.com
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Department Biological Sciences
Year 2007
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language English
Title Taxonomic Study of the Millipede Order Spirobolida (Class Diplopoda) of Taiwan
Date of Defense 2008-01-30
Page Count 92
Keyword
  • morphological characters
  • Spirobolida
  • Taiwan
  • taxonomic study
  • Myripoda
  • Abstract The taxonmic study of Spirobolida in Taiwan can be traced to the works done by Takakuwa and Wang from the 1940s, with most specimens collected from the plain. After their works, no other studies were done for the Taiwan millipede ever since. According to Korsós (2004) and unpublished information, there are 10 species in 7 genera and 6 families of spirobolids from Taiwan. However descriptions and illustrations of these species are insufficient and specimens are lacking for comparison. This study of Spirobolida is based on specimens collected from Taiwan recently and adjacent islands recorded color photos, and allocated in museums. Diagnostic Morphological characters include collum, coxae of legs, position of ozopore and gonopod. Four new species and 1 new subspecies of Spirobolus were designated in this study, S. panmaus sp. nov., S. taimalius sp. nov., S. redpodus sp. nov., S. lienhuachihus sp. nov. and S. formosae semiflavus subsp. nov.; a species revived and reassigned to other genus: Leptogoniulus takahasii (Takakuwa, 1940) stat. rev., comb. nov.; and 3 species reported earlier were not found, Salpidobolus oceanicus, Spirobolus walkeri and Spirobolus bungii. So far, there are 12 species, 5 genera, 4 family of Spirobolida in Taiwan.
    Advisory Committee
  • Michael Hin-Kiu Mok - chair
  • Jeng-Tze Yang - co-chair
  • Hsueh-Wen Chang - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2008-08-13

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