Myriapods

Scientist on honeymoon discovers first amphibious centipede

Scientist on honeymoon discovers first amphibious centipede

Myriapods, New Species, Species Discovery June 28, 2017 at 10:52 am

Entomologist George Beccaloni of the Natural History Museum in London first discovered the large, venemous centipede when he was on his honeymoon in Thailand. He was looking under rocks near a waterfall and was able to capture a specimen of this large creature.  When in the water, S. cataracta swam like an eel, with its many legs moving in a wave-like motion in order to propel the creature forward, which surely helps during hunting.

A new millipede species found at an old Welsh coal mine

A new millipede species found at an old Welsh coal mine

Myriapods, New Species March 27, 2017 at 3:43 pm

A millipede found at an old Welsh coal mine – dubbed the “Maerdy Monster” – is a new species, according to experts.  It is the first millipede species found in the UK since 1993.

Extremely leggy, male millipede discovered in a cave in California

Extremely leggy, male millipede discovered in a cave in California

Myriapods, New Species October 24, 2016 at 10:42 am

Just in time for Halloween, researchers have uncovered a new species of millipede that boasts an impressive array of features guaranteed to make you squirm.  Illacme tobini, a newly described species of millipede discovered in a dark cave at California’s Sequoia National Park, features 200 poison glands, silk-secreting hairs, and four penises.  Illacme tobini sp. n. is a short-range endemic restricted to the base of Yucca Mountain between the North and Marble forks of the Kaweah River in Sequoia National Park, California. The species is only known to occur in one small cave. Illacme tobini, an extremely leggy millipede from aRead More

Four colorful new species of dragon millipedes

Four colorful new species of dragon millipedes

Myriapods, New Species September 22, 2016 at 10:28 am

Four colorful new species of dragon millipedes are describe from Thailand. Desmoxytes pinnasquali. Srisonchai, Enghoff & Panha, 2016

3D scans reveal a new species of millipede in stunning detail.

3D scans reveal a new species of millipede in stunning detail.

Celebrity Taxa, Myriapods, New Species, Species Discovery September 1, 2015 at 12:00 am

Using a technique known as micro-CT, scientists have shed light on the insect, named Ommatoiulus avatar The resulting images has revealed the millipede in incredible detail, while also keeping the specimens intact Technique allowed the scientists to get a detailed look at the millipede’s genitals, known as the gonopods Museum of Natural History in Vienna says different shapes of gonopod can help scientists identify new species The 1.5-inch-long (3.8 centimeters) millipede was discovered in Andalusia in Spain, in 2005.

Deep Below Croatia Lurks a New Species of Centipede

Deep Below Croatia Lurks a New Species of Centipede

Myriapods, New Species June 30, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Tiny New Species of Urban Millipede Discovered in Austr…

Tiny New Species of Urban Millipede Discovered in Austr…

Myriapods, New Species March 19, 2015 at 12:00 am

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Speleobiologists Discover Four New Species of Dragon Millipedes in China

Speleobiologists Discover Four New Species of Dragon Millipedes in China

Myriapods, New Species October 31, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Entomology Today | Journal: Zookeys Category: Centipedes and Millipedes | Taxa: Desmoxytes lingulata, Desmoxytes parvula, Desmoxytes nodulosa, Desmoxytes getuhensis | Named for: Other reports: A team of speleobiologists – scientists who study creatures that inhabit caves – from the South China Agriculture University and the Russian Academy of Sciences have described four new species of dragon millipedes from southern China, two of which seem to be cave dwellers. China holds the most diverse resources of Desmoxytes, with 14 species in the genus, including nine that are cave dwellers.

Three New Species of Dragon Millipedes Discovered in Ch…

Three New Species of Dragon Millipedes Discovered in Ch…

Myriapods, New Species October 29, 2014 at 12:00 am

Main Report: Science, Space & Robots | Journal: Zookeys Category: Arthropods | Taxa: Desmoxytes eupterygota, Desmoxytes spinissima, Desmoxytes lui | Named for: Other reports: Three new species of dragon millipedes have been discovered in southern China. They were discovered by speleobiologists from the South China Agriculture University and the Russian Academy of Sciences. Two of the new species are thought to be cave dwelling millipedes.