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Richard L. Hoffman
Virginia Museum of Natural History
PaleontologyEcologyPolydesmidaBiologyZoology
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#1Henrik Enghoff (Wild Center)H-Index: 17
#2Richard L. Hoffman (Virginia Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 8
Last. Kim M. Howell (UDSM: University of Dar es Salaam)H-Index: 13
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ABSTRACT A checklist of millipedes (Diplopoda) known to occur in Tanzania is given. Based on all available literature and abundant hitherto unpublished material, 296 species of millipedes are recorded, including seven species never before recorded from the country, viz., Helicochetus digititarsus Kraus, 1957, Helicochetus gregorii (Pocock, 1896), Geotypodon intermedius (Carl, 1909), Plethocrossus nairobinus Attems, 1914, Lophostreptus bicolor Carl, 1909, Oreiadessa diana Hoffman, 1990, and Chond...
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#1Luis A. PereiraH-Index: 2
#2Richard L. HoffmanH-Index: 8
Thindyla, a monotypic genus based upon T. pacifiaJ Chamberlin, 1955, from the coast of Peru, is removed from synonymy under the polyphyletic genus Pectiniunguis on the basis of a deep, large, cylindrical cavity in the sterna of several anterior body segments, not approximated in any other known geophilo­ morph. Synonymy of pacifiaJ with litoralis Kraus, 1954, is confirmed, and the species redescribed and figured in detail from type material of both names. Problems associated with the definition ...
#1Richard L. Hoffman (June)H-Index: 8
#2Kim M. Howell (UDSM: University of Dar es Salaam)H-Index: 13
ABSTRACT The new generic taxon Calyptomastix is proposed to accommodate the type species Odontopyge kakandae Kraus, 1958, and, tentatively, Odontopyge dorsalis Carl, 1909, Haplothysanus leviceps Attems, 1909, and Spirostreptus pardalis Gerstacker, 1873, all from Tanzania. This genus is defined by the broad basal separation of the male genitalia, the elongated basal whorl (torsion) of the gonopod telopodite, and the concealment of the solenomere within apical folds of the telopodite.
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#1Richard L. Hoffman (Virginia Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 8
Two chelodesmid millipeds described by Brolemann (1903) from the interior of Bahia have not been reported for over 100 years despite their large size and bright coloration. Originally described as Leptodesmus gounellei and Leptodesmus carminatus, neither species is referable to Leptodesmus as currently defined nor any other established genus. Both have been studied from the type specimens, and are here designated the type species of two new genera, Plectrogonodesmus for gounellei and Baianassa f...
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Nearly everyone has experienced an event that exerted a profound influence on some aspect of their life; often the full impact of that milestone is not fully appreciated until much later through the filter of retrospection. The first such event that established the course of my own scientific career occurred in November of 1946, when, searching for some group of animals to investigate, I attempted to identify some julid millipeds and discovered that the only comprehensive resource on North Ameri...
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#1Richard L. HoffmanH-Index: 8
#2Daniela MartinezH-Index: 1
Last. D Eduardo FlórezH-Index: 4
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The name Psammodesmus bryophorus is proposed for an ornate platyrhacid milliped discovered in a transitional AndeanPacific montane rainforest in Narino Department, Colombia. This species is remarkable for being the first milliped known to be host of ectocommensal mosses (10 species belonging to 5 families including especially Pilotrichaceae and Lejeuneaceae) that grow on the milliped’s dorsum The species is likewise of interest in that the male genitalia are similar to those of the Ecuadorian Ps...
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The new generic taxon Sagmatostreptus is proposed for the type species Spirostreptus strongylopygus Attems, 1950, endemic to a limited area in northeastern Tanzania and adjacent Kenya.
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#1J Henry Thomas (USDA: United States Department of Agriculture)H-Index: 11
#2Richard L. Hoffman (Virginia Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 8
Last. Andrzej Wolski (Opole University)H-Index: 6
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Abstract. The first North American record for Fulvius subnitens Poppius is reported based on one specimen collected in southcentral Virginia. Fulvius anthocoroides (Reuter), Fulvius imbecilis (Say), Fulvius slateri Wheeler, and Fulvius subnitens are diagnosed and described, and color images of adults, updated distributions, a review of feeding habits, and an identification key are provided. For each species, the nomenclatural history and most important citations are given.
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#1Richard L. Hoffman (Virginia Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 8
The name Rondostreptus kiellandi is proposed for an undescribed genus and species of Spirostreptidae apparently endemic to the Rondo Plateau in southeastern Tanzania. It appears to have no close relatives among the known spirostreptid fauna of East Africa.
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