Spirobolida: Trigoniulidae: Speleostrophus species


Speleostrophus nesiotes Hoffman, 1994

  • Speleostrophus nesiotes
  • Speleostrophus nesiotes Hoffman 1994: 20 (first description); Figs 1-4 (p. 21), 5-7 (p. 23)
    Hoffman, R.L. (1994) Studies on Spiroboloid Millipeds. XVIII. Speleostrophus nesiotes, the first known troglobitic spiroboloid milliped, from Barrow Island, Western Australia (Diplopoda: Pachybolidae: Trigoniulinae). Myriapodologica 3(3): 19-24.
  • Speleostrophus nesiotes Jeekel 2001: 70 (in species catalogue)
    Jeekel, C.A.W. (2001) A bibliographic catalogue of the Spirobolida of the Oriental and Australian Regions (Diplopoda). Myriapod Memoranda 4: 3-104.
  • Holotype: Male, Ledge Cave B1, Barrow Island, WA, -20.8286 115.4444 (in WAM database as 20°49'43"S 115°26'40"E) ±100 m, 12 September 1991, W.F. Humphreys and B. Vine, WAM T26696
  • Paratype(s): 1 female, details as for holotype but 5 September 1991, WAM T26697
  • Paratype(s): 1 female, details as for holotype but collected by D. Goodgame, WAM T26698
  • Paratype(s): 1 male, same details, WAM T26699
  • Paratype(s): 2 females, same details, WAM T26700, T26701
  • Paratype(s): 1 male, same details, VMNH
  • Note: S. nesiotes was gazetted on 11 April 2003 under the WA Wildlife Conservation Act 1950 as a Schedule 1 species, i.e. 'fauna that is rare or likely to become extinct'. It is the only Australian native millipede on a State endangered list.