Spirobolellidae,

Wesener, Thomas, Enghoff, Henrik & Sierwald, Petra, 2009, Review of the Spirobolida on Madagascar, with descriptions of twelve new genera, including three genera of ' fire millipedes' (Diplopoda), ZooKeys 19 (19), pp. 1-128: 96

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.19.221

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:C473F9F6-1AE7-4B3F-B17F-CA1C2709010C

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3791453

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1772122E-7858-FF99-FE25-3B29AEF0EFC0

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Spirobolellidae
status

 

Family Spirobolellidae 

Of special potential phylogenetic interest are the small species of the South American genus Atlanticobolus Hoffman, 1979  , the West African genus Amblybolus Keeton, 1964  , as well as the here described Malagasy genus. In these three genera, the posterior gonopod coxites touch one another while a sclerotized sternite is absent. The gonopod pair is nevertheless connected by a membrane. At least the genus Hylekobolus  gen. n. with its conspicuously elongated posterior gonopods seems to fit well with the Spirobolellidae  .