The Myriapoda (Millipedes, Centipedes) Featuring the North American Fauna     
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Siphonorhinidae. Illacme plenipes Cook & Loomis, 1928; the world's leggiest animal. North America, USA, California, San Benito Co., between Salinas & San Juan Bautista.

Siphonophoridae. Siphonophora sp. Dominican Republic, Cordillera Septentrional near Puerto Plata. anterior half of specimen in amber from Miocene-Eocene, 23-40 mya. Photo by M. Medrano.

Siphonophoridae.  Dorsal view of head and anteriormost terga, showing rostrum/beak. Australia, New South Wales. Photo courtesy of R. Mesibov.

Siphonophoridae. ?Siphonophora sp., F., Anterior end, dorsal view.  Note much longer beak/rostrum in comparaton to Siphonacme lyttoni to right. South America, Ecuador, Yanayacu Biol. Sta. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

Siphonophoridae. ?Siphonophora sp. Anterior end, ventral view view. Female.  Note absence of gonopods and much longer beak/rostrum in comparaton to Siphonacme lyttoni to right. South America, Ecuador, Yanayacu Biol. Sta. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

Siphonophoridae. ?Siphonophora sp. F, Caudal end, ventral view. South America, Ecuador, Yanayacu Biol. Sta. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siphonophoridae. New Zealand. Photo courtesy of Z. Korsos.

Siphonophoridae. Siphonophora sp. Dominican Republic, Cordillera Septentrional near Puerto Plata. head & anterior end of specimen in amber from Miocene-Eocene, 23-40 mya. showing characteristic "beak." Photo by M. Medrano.

Siphonophoridae. Okeanozonium cylindricum Verhoeff, 1941. Oceania, Palau. Photo courtesy of Z. Korsos http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1776455888#!/media/set/?set=a.2745868420376.129246.1667514442&type=3

Siphonophoridae. Siphonacme lyttoni Cook & Loomis, 1928,Male, Ventral view of anterior end showing gonopods in situ. North America, USA, Arizona, Pima Co. Photo by P. Marek.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Siphonorhinidae. Nematozonium filum Verhoeff, 1939. Africa, South Africa, Drakensberg Mountains. Photo courtesy of M. Hamer.

Sipohonophoridae. ?Siphonophora sp. Asia, Japan, Ryu Kyu Islands. Satsunan Islands. Photo courtesy of Z. Korss, from albums on Facebook Photo page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1776455888#!/photos.php?id=1667514442).

Siphonophoridae. ?Siphonophora sp. Asia, Japan, Ryu Kyu Islands. Iheya-jima. Photo courtesy of Z. Korss, from albums on Facebook Photo page (http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1776455888#!/photos.php?id=1667514442).

Siphonophoridae.  Lateral view of head, showing rostrum/beak. Australia, New South Wales. Photo courtesy of R. Mesibov.

Siphonophoridae. ?Siphonophora sp. Composite photo of entire body, ventral view. South America, Ecuador, Yanayacu Biol. Sta. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

Siphonophoridae. ?Siphonophora sp. F. in partial defensive coil. Scale in mm. South America, Ecuador, Yanayacu Biol. Sta. Photo courtesy of J. McClarin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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