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Desmoxytes terae (Jeekel, 1964)

946272  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:946272)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
(of Pratinus terae Jeekel, 1964) Jeekel, C. A. W. (1964). Two new species of Pratinus Attems, with taxonomoc notes on the genus and a redescription of its type-species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida). Beaufortia, 11(137): 61-73. Amsterdam
page(s): 69 [details]   
Holotype  NBCN, geounit Malaysia  
Holotype NBCN, geounit Malaysia [details]
Sierwald, P.; Spelda, J. (2018). MilliBase. Desmoxytes terae (Jeekel, 1964). Accessed at: http://www.millibase.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=946272 on 2019-07-21
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original description  (of Pratinus terae Jeekel, 1964) Jeekel, C. A. W. (1964). Two new species of Pratinus Attems, with taxonomoc notes on the genus and a redescription of its type-species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida). Beaufortia, 11(137): 61-73. Amsterdam
page(s): 69 [details]   

additional source Srisonchai R, Enghoff H, Likhitrakarn N & Panha S. (2018). A revision of dragon millipedes I: genus Desmoxytes Chamberlin, 1923, with the description of eight new species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae). <em>Zookeys.</em> (761): 1-177., available online at http://doi: 10.3897/zookeys.761.24214
page(s): p. 154, figs 88-92 [details]   
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

Holotype NBCN, geounit Malaysia [details]
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Diagnosis Differs from all other Desmoxytes species by the combination of the following characters; body black or brownish black contrasting with yellowish white paraterga with a triangular dorsal, dark spot; sternal lobe between male coxae 4 short and stout, broad at base, trapeziform or semicircular; male femora 5 and 6 without modification; lamina lateralis (ll) with big and long lobe-like structure projecting ventroanteriad. [details]

Habitat This species is known only from the Malaysia–Thailand borderland (Kaki Bukit and Thale Ban National Park). It prefers to live on humid mosses, logs or litter in limestone habitats. The localities are all on limestone mountains. The species is probably distributed in a narrow range in limestone areas near the Thai–Malay border. D. terae has so far been recorded from three localities (near Kaki Bukit, Thale Ban National Park, and Tham Tone Din) which are located only 10–15 km apart.  [details]
 

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