The Myriapoda (Millipedes, Centipedes) Featuring the North American Fauna     
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Chelodesminae: ?tribe. Atlantodesmus eimeri. South America, Brazil, Santa Catarina Est. Photo by M. Zobel.

Chelodesminae: ?tribe. Antillodesmus vincentii (Pocock, 1894). West Indies, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, St. Vincent, Mt. St. Andrew. Photo courtesy of M. de Silva.

Unknown Chelodesminae. Greater Antilles, Dominican Republic, Del Este Nat. Pk. Photo courtesy of Father Alejandro Sanchez, http://www.kingsnake.com/westindian/

Prepodesminae. ?Tylodesmus sp. Africa, Ghana. Photo courtesy of N. Messina.

Chelodesminae. ?Tribe. Obiricodesmus sp. M, South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, Sierra doe Óragãos. Photo courtesy of J.P.P. Barbosa.

Unk. gen. & sp. + unk. spirostreptids. South America, Brazil, Pará, cave in Curionópolis. Photo courtesy of R.L. Ferreira.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Chondrodesmus sp. South America, Colombia. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres

Chondrodesmus sp., close up of gonopods on photo below. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Chondrodesmus sp., contrast between large body and small gonopods arising from small aperture. South America, Venezuela. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae:Arthrosolaenomeridini. Arthrosolaenomeris chapadensis. South America, Brazil, Matto Grosso. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Arthrosolaenomeridini. Arthrosolaenomeris chapadensis.  South America, Brazil, Matto Grosso. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Batodesmini. South America, Colombia. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

 

Chelodesminae: Batodesmini. South America, Colombia. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Batodesmini. South America, Colombia. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Pandirodesmini. Digital imaging Pandirodesmus rutherfordi Shelley, 2015. Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago, vic. Charlotteville. Photo by Trish Weaver.

Chelodesminae: Pandirodesmini. Pandirodesmus rutherfordi Shelley, 2015. Entire adult animal; except for a few scattered podomeres, everything you see in the photo is grains of sand/dirt/debris cemented together including a blob on a caudal leg. Trinidad and Tobago, Tobago, vic. Charlotteville. Photo courtesy of M. G. Rutherford.

 

 

 

 

Chelodesminae.tribe, gen. & sp. unknown. Greater Antilles, Jamaica. Photo courtesy of M. van de Merwe.

Chelodesminae.Atlantodesmus eimeri, coiled & with phoretic mites. South America, Peru. Photo by P. Wittman.

Chelodesminae: Atlantodesmus eimeri. South America, Peru. Photo by P. Wittman.

Prepodesminae. ?Xyodesmus sp. Africa, Ghana. Photo by N. Messina.

Chelodesminae. ? Tribe, genus. South America, Brazil, Amazonas, Manaus. Photo by G. Miranda.

Chondrodesmus sp. Central America, Panama. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres

Chondrodesmus sp. Central America, Costa Rica. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chondrodesmus sp. South America, Peru, Madre de Dios Dept. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

 

Chelodesminae: ?tribe. Alyssa augusta (Carl). South America, Colombia. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Alyssa augusta (Carl), gonopod medial view.  South America, Colombia. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Trachelodesmini. Phlyzakium sp. South America, Colombia, Amazonas. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Phlyzakium sp. South America, Colombia, Amazonas. Note hook on epiproct

Phlyzakium sp. South America, Colombia, Amazonas. Note elevated ozopores on "porosteles."

Chelodesminae: Telonychopodini. Telonychopus klossae. South America, Brazil, Matto Grosso. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Telonychopus klossae.  gonopod medial view.South America, Brazil, Matto Grosso. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Telonychopus klossae.  right gonopod, in situ.  Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Telonychopodidini. Telonychopus klossae. South America, Brazil, Matto Grosso. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

 

 

 

 

 

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Chondrodesmus cf. riparius Carl, 1914. South America,Colombia, Bodega Central; discovered with plants in Scandinavia. Photo by G. Brovad.

Chelodesminae: Telonychopodini. Eucampesmella sp. South America, Brazil, transition region between Caatinga (desert) and Atlantic Rain Forest. Photo courtesy of A. von Buldring.

Chelodesminae: ?tribe. Ricodesmus stejnegeri Chamberlin, 1922. Greater Antilles, USA, Puerto Rico, Guillarte State. Forest. Photo courtesy of Father Alejandro Sanchez, http://www.kingsnake.com/westindian/

Chelodesminae. ?New genus, new species. South America, Peru, Amazonas Dept., Lamud, near Chachapoyas. Photo courtesy of M. Christophe.

Chelodesminae. Female of New genus, new species. Peru, San Martin, Abofoa Preserve. Photo courtesy of P. Wittman.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. ?Chondrodesmus sp. Central America, Nicaragua, Lake Nicaragua, slope of Masaya Volcano. Photo courtesy of N. Claunch.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Chondrodesmus sp., midbody tergita. South America, Venezuela. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Chondrodesmus sp., midbody paranota. South America, Venezuela. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Chondrodesmus sp., gonopod, medial view. South America, Venezuela. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Chondrodesmus sp., gonopod, lateral view. South America, Venezuela. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Leptherpum sp. South America, Roraima. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ? Tribe. Ricodesmus stejnegeri Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico, Caribbean National Forest. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ? Tribe. Ricodesmus stejnegeri Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico, Caribbean National Forest. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ? Tribe. Ricodesmus stejnegeri Greater Antilles, Puerto Rico, Caribbean National Forest. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ?Tribe. Pogonodesmus pullus   Greater Antilles, Hispaniola, Haiti. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ?Tribe. Pogonodesmus pullus  Greater Antilles, Hispaniola, Haiti. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ?Tribe. Pogonodesmus pullus   Greater Antilles, Hispaniola, Haiti. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Telonychopodini. Odontopeltis sp. with Rhiginia lateralis nymph  (Hemiptera) that was preying on it minutes before. South America, Brazil, Rio de Janeiro state, Nova Friburgo. Photo courtesy of H. Gil-Santana.

Chelodesminae: Batodesmini. ?Alocodesmus sp. South America, Colombia, north coast, Tayrona National Park. Photo courtesy of D. Laetitia & M. Christophe.

Prepodesminae. ?Prepodesmus sp. Africa, Ghana. Photo courtesy of N. Messina.

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. ?Chondrodesmus sp. Central America, Nicaragua, Lake Nicaragua, slope of Masaya Volcano. Photo courtesy of N. Claunch.

Chelodesminae: Lepturodesmini. ?Zigwadesmus sp. South America, Amazonia, Cotacochi Ecolodge E of Tena. Photo courtesy of R. Oudejans. 

Chelodesminae: Chondrodesmini. Chondrodesmus sp. South America, Colombia. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres

Chelodesminae: Trichomorphini. Trichomorpha sp.        Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Trichomorphini. Trichomorpha sp.        Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Trichomorphini. Trichomorpha sp.        Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Trichomorphini. Trichomorpha sp.        Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Trichomorphini. Trichomorpha sp.        Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: Lepturodesmini. Camptomorpha sp. South America, Colombia, Amazonas. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ?tribe. Sandalodesmus iguazunensis (Schubart). Gonopod, lateral view. South America, Brazil, Iguassu Falls. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ?tribe. Sandalodesmus iguazunensis (Schubart). Gonopod, medial view. South America, Brazil, Iguassu Falls. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

Chelodesminae: ?tribe. Sandalodesmus iguazunensis (Schubart). South America, Brazil, Iguassu Falls. Photo by D. Martinez-Torres.

 

 

 

 
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