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Leif Moritz
Leibniz Association
CretaceousPaleontologySphaerotheriidaMyriapodaBiology
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#1Leif Moritz (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 2
#2Markus Koch (University of Bonn)H-Index: 7
The Tomosvary organ is a sensory structure of the head in myriapods and some other terrestrial arthropods. Due to its variable shape, size, and position in millipedes (Diplopoda) the Tomosvary organ is commonly used as diagnostic character in taxonomic descriptions and often included in phylogenetic analyses. For the Polydesmida, the largest millipede order, the Tomosvary organ is inconsistently stated as being either absent or present as a pear-shaped pit covered by a membrane or cuticular disc...
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#1Leif Moritz (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 2
#2Thomas Wesener (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 9
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...
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#1Pavel StoevH-Index: 13
#2Leif MoritzH-Index: 2
Last. Thomas WesenerH-Index: 9
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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...
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#1Leif MoritzH-Index: 2
#2Thomas WesenerH-Index: 9
Last. Markus KochH-Index: 7
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#1Leif Moritz (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 2
#2Thomas Wesener (Leibniz Association)H-Index: 9
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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