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Identities of the millipede genera Skleroprotopus Attems, 1901 and Ansiulus Takakuwa, 1940 (Diplopoda: Julida: Mongoliulidae), with emphasis on the postembryonic development of Skleroprotopus coreanus (Pocock, 1895)

Federal Scientific Center of the East Asia Terrestrial Biodiversity, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Vladivostok 690022, Russia.
Myriapoda Millipedes Skleroprotopus Ansiulus taxonomy new synonymy new combinations anamorphosis postembryonic stadia


Based on a study of postembryonic growth of Skleroprotopus coreanus (Pocock, 1895), the following new synonyms and combinations are proposed: Skleroprotopus Attems, 1901 = Ansiulus Takakuwa, 1940, syn. n., Skleroprotopus coreanus (Pocock, 1895) = Skleroprotopus schmidti Golovatch, 1979, syn. n., Skleroprotopus aberrans (Mikhaljova & Korsós, 2003), comb. n. = Ansiulus aberrans Mikhaljova & Korsós, 2003; Skleroprotopus legitimus (Golovatch, 1980), comb. n. = Ansiulus legitimus (Golovatch, 1980); Skleroprotopus deminutus (Mikhaljova, 2001), comb. n. = Ansiulus deminutus Mikhaljova, 2001; Skleroprotopus matumotoi (Takakuwa, 1940), comb. n. = Ansiulus matumotoi Takakuwa, 1940, the valid names being the former. 13 postembryonic stadia of males of Skleroprotopus coreanus were revealed: sexual dimorphism appears at stadium VIII, maturity is achieved in stadium XI.



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