Abstract

This genus was created by R. I. Pocock with the New Zealand Sphaerotherium angulatum, Butler, 1878, as type species.

From his above mentioned work the following particulars may be gathered:—

1. "Male copulatory organs:—The movable digit of both pairs of copulatory forceps are composed of a single segment.

2. "Female vulva as in Zephronia" (i.e.: 'composed of two pieces, a proximal hairy piece bearing the aperture, and a distal usually polished piece'), but the proximal plate divided into two distinct pieces, whereof the external partially overlaps the internal.

3. "Tarsi as in Zephronia" (i.e.: 'distally narrowed, claw terminal, the upper spine close to but behind the claw.')

The characters numbered one and two rank, of course, amongst the very best. As to the structure of the tarsi, it is not possible so far to allow it the same importance as the position of the dorsal spine seems to vary and the distance between it and the claw is a question of more or less.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Brölemann, 1913, Rec. Aust. Mus. 10(6): 77–158
Author
H. W. Brölemann
Year
1913
Title
The Myriapoda in the Australian Museum. Part II. Diplopoda
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
10
Issue
6
Start Page
77
End Page
158
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.10.1913.899
Language
English
Plates
plates xiv–xviii
Date Published
10 October 1913
Cover Date
10 October 1913
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
MYRIAPODA; AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM
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16 January 2009
Available Online
06 March 2009
Reference Number
899
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