Aphilodon

Calvanese, Victor C., Brescovit, Antonio D. & Bonato, Lucio, 2019, Revision of the Neotropical species of Aphilodontinae (Geophilomorpha, Geophilidae), with eight new species and a first phylogenetic analysis of the subfamily, Zootaxa 4698 (1), pp. 1-72: 57

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4698.1.1

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Aphilodon
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Key to Aphilodon  species

1. Cephalic plate longer than wide, without a distinct transverse suture; coxosternite of second maxillae more or less quadrangular, only slightly shorter in the middle part................................................................. 2

- Cephalic plate wider than long, with a distinct transverse suture ( Fig. 17BView FIGURE 17); coxosternite of second maxillae distinctly shorter in middle part ( Fig. 7AView FIGURE 7)........................................................................ A. micronyx 

2. Antenna less than 2.7 times as long as cephalic plate; metasternite of ultimate leg-bearing segment wider than long....... 3

- Antenna more than 3.0 times as long as cephalic plate ( Fig. 15BView FIGURE 15); metasternite of ultimate leg-bearing segment longer than wide ( Fig. 14BView FIGURE 14)............................................................................. A. spegazzinii 

3. Forcipular tarsungulum shorter than trochanteroprefemur+femur; metasternite of ultimate leg-bearing segment length/width ratio> 0.6........................................................................................... 4

- Forcipular tarsungulum longer than trochanteroprefemur+femur ( Figs 19BView FIGURE 19, 20CView FIGURE 20); metasternite of ultimate leg-bearing segment length/width ratio <0.5 ( Fig. 19CView FIGURE 19, 20GView FIGURE 20)...................................................... A. caboclos  n. sp.

4. Pectinate lamella of mandible with straight denticles; ultimate presternite visible in males and females................. 5

- Pectinate lamella of mandible with curved denticles ( Figs 25View FIGURE 25 A–B); ultimate presternite not visible in males and females ( Figs 25EView FIGURE 25, 26EView FIGURE 26)............…....................................................................... A. pereirai  n. sp.

5. Forcipule with distal denticle of trochanteroprefemur and denticle of femur separated at their bases; body in adults less than 25 mm long; up to 59 pairs of legs; up to 15 coxal pores on each coxopleuron in adults................................ 6

- Forcipule with distal denticle of trochanteroprefemur and denticle of femur with coalescent bases ( Figs 27BView FIGURE 27, 28CView FIGURE 28); body in adults more than 30 mm long; 69 or more pairs of legs; more than 20 coxal pores on each coxopleuron in adults ( Fig. 28EView FIGURE 28)........................................................................................ A. silvestrii  n. sp.

6. Forcipule with at least distal denticle of trochanteroprefemur and denticle of femur relatively large.................... 7

- Forcipule with distal denticle of trochanteroprefemur, denticle of femur and denticle of tibia almost absent ( Fig. 21AView FIGURE 21).......................................................................................... A. indespectus  n. sp.

7. 45 or more pairs of legs; forcipular pretergite not covered by cephalic plate....................................... 8

- Up to 39 pairs of legs; forcipular pretergite totally covered by cephalic plate ( Fig. 24BView FIGURE 24)................ A. meganae  n. sp.

8. Cephalic plate length/width ratio <1.20 ( Figs 40View FIGURE 40 A–D); antenna distinctly tapering to tip; less than 10 coxal pores on each coxopleuron in adults.................................................................................. 9

- Cephalic plate length/width ratio ca. 1.25; antenna not distinctly tapering to tip; more than 15 coxal pores on each coxopleuron in adults (Silvestri, 1909: Fig. X).............................................................. A. intermedius 

9. Up to 45 pairs of legs; denticle of trochanteroprefemur and denticle of femur relatively large, denticle of tibia almost absent; approximately 5 coxal pores on each coxopleuron in adults (Silvestri, 1909: Fig. XI)....................... A. modestus 

- Around 53–59 pairs of legs; denticle of trochanteroprefemur, denticle of femur and denticle of tibia relatively large; 7–10 coxal pores on each coxopleuron in adults ( Fig. 18DView FIGURE 18).................................................... A. angustatus