Monophyly of Lithobiomorpha (Chilopoda): New characters from the pretarsal claws

Monophyly of Lithobiomorpha (Chilopoda): New characters from the pretarsal claws © Insect Systematics & Evolution (Group 8) Monophyly of Lithobiomorpha (Chilopoda): New characters from the pretarsal claws GREGORY D. EDGECOMBE Edgecombe, G. D.: Monophyly of Lithobiomorpha (Chilopoda): New characters from the pre- tarsal claws. Insect Syst. Evol. 35: 29-41. Copenhagen, April 2004. ISSN 1399-560X. The pretarsus displays details of the main claw, accessory claws, and posteroventral spine that provide new characters for the systematics of lithobiomorph centipedes and the question of the monophyly or non-monophyly of the Lithobiomorpha. By outgroup comparison with Craterostigmus (order Craterostigmomorpha) and Cryptops (order Scolopendromorpha), three modifications of the accessory claws shared by the two lithobiomorph families, Lithobiidae and Henicopidae, are synapomorphic. The posterior accessory claw has a ventrally expanded base; the ornament of the accessory claws shows an abrupt transition between a pitted proxi- mal part and a striated/ridged distal part; the main claw has groups of rimmed pores concen- trated beneath the accessory claws. Claw characters are congruent with other morphological and molecular evidence for monophyly of the Lithobiomorpha. G. D. Edgecombe, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia (greged@austmus.gov.au) Insect Syst.Evol. Introduction Of the five ordinal groups of centipedes, Lithobio- morpha is the only order for which monophyly is http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Insect Systematics & Evolution Brill

Monophyly of Lithobiomorpha (Chilopoda): New characters from the pretarsal claws

Insect Systematics & Evolution, Volume 35 (1): 29 – Jan 1, 2004

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© Insect Systematics & Evolution (Group 8) Monophyly of Lithobiomorpha (Chilopoda): New characters from the pretarsal claws GREGORY D. EDGECOMBE Edgecombe, G. D.: Monophyly of Lithobiomorpha (Chilopoda): New characters from the pre- tarsal claws. Insect Syst. Evol. 35: 29-41. Copenhagen, April 2004. ISSN 1399-560X. The pretarsus displays details of the main claw, accessory claws, and posteroventral spine that provide new characters for the systematics of lithobiomorph centipedes and the question of the monophyly or non-monophyly of the Lithobiomorpha. By outgroup comparison with Craterostigmus (order Craterostigmomorpha) and Cryptops (order Scolopendromorpha), three modifications of the accessory claws shared by the two lithobiomorph families, Lithobiidae and Henicopidae, are synapomorphic. The posterior accessory claw has a ventrally expanded base; the ornament of the accessory claws shows an abrupt transition between a pitted proxi- mal part and a striated/ridged distal part; the main claw has groups of rimmed pores concen- trated beneath the accessory claws. Claw characters are congruent with other morphological and molecular evidence for monophyly of the Lithobiomorpha. G. D. Edgecombe, Australian Museum, 6 College Street, Sydney, NSW 2010, Australia (greged@austmus.gov.au) Insect Syst.Evol. Introduction Of the five ordinal groups of centipedes, Lithobio- morpha is the only order for which monophyly is

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