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On the largest chelodesmid millipedes: taxonomic review and cladistic analysis of the genus Odontopeltis Pocock, 1894 (Diplopoda; Polydesmida; Chelodesmidae)

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Pena-Barbosa, Joao P. P. [1, 2] ; Sierwald, Petra [3] ; Brescovit, Antonio D. [2]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, BR-05503090 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[3] Field Museum Nat Hist, Insect Div, Dept Zool, Chicago, IL 60605 - USA
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ZOOLOGICAL JOURNAL OF THE LINNEAN SOCIETY; v. 169, n. 4, p. 737-764, DEC 2013.
Web of Science Citations: 9

The chelodesmid genus OdontopeltisPocock, 1894, is revised. It currently contains eight species, four of which are described as new here: Odontopeltis aleijadinho sp. nov., Odontopeltis donabeja sp. nov., Odontopeltis tiradentes sp. nov., and Odontopeltis xica sp. nov. Additional descriptive data are provided for Odontopeltis anchisteusHoffman, 1981, Odontopeltis clarazianus (Humbert \& deSaussure, 1869), Odontopeltis giganteusSchubart, 1849, and Odontopeltis conspersus (Perty, 1844); for the latter species a neotype is designated herein. The current position of all species ever associated with the genus is presented. Examination of type material revealed that the following species are not members of the genus Odontopeltis: Odontopeltis balzaniiSilvestri, 1895, Odontopeltis borelliiSilvestri, 1895, Polydesmus gracilipesHumbert \& deSaussure, 1870, and Odontopeltis proximaSilvestri, 1895. The type specimen of Rhacophorus decoloratusKoch, 1847, is lost and the species is considered incertae sedis. The terminology of gonopod structures is discussed. A phylogenetic analysis of Odontopeltis based on 47 morphological characters, with species of the genus Odontopeltis and six outgroup taxa is presented. Odontopeltis is monophyletic, with Rondonaria as its closest sister-group. The included members of the tribe Telonychopodini (Pantanalodesmus, Telonychopus, and Manfrediodesmus) form a monophyletic group; the tribe Macrocoxodesmini (Macrocoxodesmus and Eucampesmella) is paraphyletic in this data set.(c) 2013 The Linnean Society of London (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/10343-7 - Taxonomic review of the genus Odontopeltis Pocock, 1894 (Diplopoda; Polydesmida; Chelodesmidae)
Grantee:Antonio Domingos Brescovit
Support type: Regular Research Grants