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Leif Moritz
Leibniz Association
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Published on Jun 29, 2019in Organisms Diversity & Evolution2.14
Leif Moritz1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Leibniz Association),
Thomas Wesener9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Leibniz Association)
Millipedes have been inhabiting the earth for more than 400 my and show a great diversity regarding their morphology and ecology. For a better understanding of the timing and pattern of millipede evolution, Burmese amber offers a unique window into the Cretaceous period, ca. 99 Ma. Here, we describe the first known fossil of the colobognathan order Platydesmida, the species Andrognathus burmiticus n. sp. based on 15 specimens from Cretaceous Burmese amber. We combine classical light-microscopy a...
Published on Apr 1, 2018in Cretaceous Research2.12
Leif Moritz1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Leibniz Association),
Thomas Wesener9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Leibniz Association)
Symphyla are one of the least known of the four classes of the Myriapoda. While Symphyla are dated to have split from the other myriapods at about 430–593 Ma, there are no fossil specimens known aside from seven specimens of the family Scutigerellidae preserved in Dominican and Baltic amber, with a maximum age of ca. 54 Ma. Here we describe the first fossil representative of the second Symphyla family, the Scolopendrellidae, Symphylella patrickmuelleri sp. nov., from Burmese amber (ca. 99 Ma). U...
Published on Dec 15, 2017in European journal of taxonomy1.19
Leif Moritz1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Leibniz Association),
Thomas Wesener9
Estimated H-index: 9
(Leibniz Association)
The species-rich giant pill-millipedes (Sphaerotheriida) often represent a microendemic component of Madagascar’s mega-invertebrate fauna. Of the chirping genus Sphaeromimus de Saussure & Zehntner, 1902, ten species have been described. Here, we describe two new species of Sphaeromimus integratively, combining light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, DNA barcoding and micro-CT technology for the first time in a taxonomic description of a giant pill-millipede. S. kalambatritra sp. nov. and...
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