The Myriapoda (Millipedes, Centipedes) Featuring the North American Fauna     
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Termitodesmidae. Termitodesmus ceylonicus Silvestri, 1911. Asia, Sri Lanka. Photo courtesy of T. Wesener. 

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus ?porcellus Gervais & Goudot, 1844; ca. 1.5 cm long. South America, Ecuador, Napo Prov. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus ?porcellus Gervais & Goudot, 1844; dorsal view of anterior tergites. South America, Ecuador, Napo Prov. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus ?porcellus Gervais & Goudot, 1844; ventral view of caudal legs & pleurites. South America, Ecuador, Napo Prov. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus ?porcellus Gervais & Goudot, 1844; ventral view of caudal legs & pleurites. South America, Ecuador, Napo Prov. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus sp., dorsal view. Oceania, Palau, Babeldaob. Photo by A.E. Bogan.

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus sp., dorsal view. Oceania, Palau, Babeldaob. Photo by A.E. Bogan.  

Glomeridesmus spelaeus Iniesta, Ferreira, Wesener, 2012; adult female with eggs showing through translucent exoskeleton; also note absence of ocelli. South America, Brazil, cave in Par Est. Photo courtesy of R.A. Zampaulo.

Glomeridesmus spelaeus Iniesta, Ferreira, Wesener, 2012, near fecal droppings; adult female with eggs showing through translucent exoskeleton; also note absence of ocelli. South America, Brazil, cave in Par Est. Photo courtesy of R.A. Zampaulo.

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus ?porcellus Gervais & Goudot, 1844; ventral view of anterior legs & pleurites. South America, Ecuador, Napo Prov. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

                                               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus sp. Oceania, Palau, Babeldaob. live individual. Photo courtesy of Z. Korsos.

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus sp. Oceania, Palau, Babeldaob. 2 live individuals ca. 4-6 mm long with snail for size comparison. Photo courtesy of Z. Korsos.

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus ?porcellus Gervais & Goudot, 1844; head and anterior end. South America, Ecuador, Napo Prov. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

Glomeridesmidae. Glomeridesmus ?porcellus Gervais & Goudot, 1844; caudal end. South America, Ecuador, Napo Prov. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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