Milli-PEET: FMNH Type Catalog

Field Museum Type Catalog

The Field Museum’s Millipede Collection currently holds 376 type lots for 208 species. Types of the millipede orders Glomeridesmida (4 species), Sphaerotheriida (2 species), Polyzoniida (1 species), Platydesmida (7 species), Siphonophorida (8 species), Stemmiulida (10 species) Chordeumatida (17 species), Polydesmida (103 species), Spirobolida (33 species), Spirostreptida (19 species), and Julida (4 species) are represented. The collection contains type specimens of species described by the authors Bond & Sierwald (3 species), Chamberlin (95 species), Golovatch (1 species), Golovatch, Vohland & Hoffman (4 species), Hoffmann (8 species), Keeton (1 species), Loomis (85 species), Mauriès (2 species), Shear (4 species), Shear & Leonard (1 species), Shelley (1 species), Vohland (1 species), and Wesener & Sierwald (2 species). Amplinus fortinus Chamberlin, 1952 (Polydesmida: Aphelidesmidae) is identified as a nomen nudum. The millipede type material is separated from the main collection and vials are organized in jars by order. All lots are identified with a unique collection number. Specimen data are cataloged and maintained in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. The collection catalog is slated to be moved to a relational database (KE-EMu) to be available on-line within the next few years.

The species names are listed in the original combination as found in the publication of the species description. The family placement is updated to Shelley’s (2003) annotated family-level classification. The following order names are abbreviated in the table: CH = Chordeumatida; GS = Glomeridesmida; JL = Julida; PL = Platydesmida; PS = Polydesmida; PZ = Polyzoniida; SB = Spirobolida; SI = Siphonophorida; SP = Sphaerotheriida; SS = Spirostreptida; ST = Stemmiulida.

Published in: Sierwald, P., Bond, J.E. & G. T. Gurda. 2005. The millipede type specimens in the collections of the Field Museum of Natural History. Zootaxa, 1005, 64pp.

A guide to the Field Museum of Natural History Millipede Types is available as a downloadable PDF here.