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A NEW DRAGON MILLIPEDE (POLYDESMIDA: PARADOXOSOMATIDAE: PARADOXOSOMATINAE: ORTHOMORPHINI) FROM THE PHILIPPINES

Published on Jan 1, 2010
Anh D. Nguyen4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Petra Sierwald15
Estimated H-index: 15
Abstract
A new dragon millipede species, Desmoxytes philippina, from the Philippines is described. This fi rst Philippine dragon millipede species expands the previously known distribution of the group, from Southeast Asia (Desmoxytes Chamberlin, 1923) and Australia (Desmoxytoides Mesibov, 2006).
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