Milli-PEET: Publications

List of Publications

Bond, J.E., D.A. Beamer, M.C. Hedin & P. Sierwald. 2003. Gradual evolution of male genitalia in a sibling species complex of millipedes. Invertebrate Systematics 17, 711-717. Full Text (114 KB)

Bond, J.E. & P.E. Marek. 2003. Rhinocricidae Systematics I: The taxonomic placement of the species of Zipyge Chamberlin, 1925 and Oxypygides Chamberlin, 1922 (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae: Oxypyginae). Zootaxa 292, 1-8. Full Text (102 KB)

Bond, J.E. & P. Sierwald. 2002. Eurhinocricus rosenbergi, a new species of rhinocricid from the Caribbean island of Jamaica (Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae). The Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 115(3), 670-675. Abstract (925 KB)

Bond, J.E. & P. Sierwald. 2002. Cryptic speciation in the Anadenobolus excisus millipede species complex on the island of Jamaica. Evolution 56(6), 1123-1135.

Bond, J.E., & P. Sierwald. 2003. Molecular taxonomy of the Anadenobolus excisus (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae) species-group on the Caribbean island of Jamaica. Invertebrate Systematics 17, 515-528. Full Text (913 KB)

Brewer, M.S., P. Sierwald & J.E. Bond. 2011. A generic homonym concerning chordeumatid millipedes (Arthropoda: Diplopoda) and ophellid worms (Annelida: Polycheata). Zootaxa 2744, 65-68. Abstract (25 KB)

Brewer, M.S., P. Sierwald & J.E. Bond. In Press. Millipede taxonomy after 250 years: classification and taxonomic practices in a mega-diverse yet understudied arthropod group. PLoS ONE.

Bueno-Villegas, J., P. Sierwald, & A. Espinosa. 2002. Filogenia y biogeografía del genéro Sphaeriodesmus Peters, 1864 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Sphaeriodesmidae). I. Ubicación del género en la familia y caracteres morfológicos que lo definen. Unpublished Poster.

Bueno-Villegas, J., P. Sierwald, & A. Espinosa de los Monteros. 2008. Phylogeny of the millipede genus Sphaeriodesmus Peters,1864 (Polydesmida, Sphaeriodesmidae) based on morphological characters. Organisms, Diversity and Evolution 8(2), 99-120.

Bueno-Villegas, J., P. Sierwald & J.E. Bond. 2004. Diplopoda. IN: Bousquets, J. L., J. J. Morrone, O.Y. Ordóñes & I.V. Fernández (eds), Biodiversidad, taxonomia y biogeografia de artrópodos de México, IV, 569-599. Full Text (983 KB)

Clark, V.V., C. J. Raxworthy, V. Rakotomalata, P. Sierwald & B.L. Fisher. 2005. Convergent evolution of chemical defense in poison frogs and arthropod prey between Madagascar and the Neotropics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 102(33), 11617-11622.

Golovatch, S.I & P. Sierwald. 2001. Review of the genus Poratia (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Pyrgodesmidae). Arthropoda Selecta 9(3), 181-192. Abstract (1.19 MB)

Harvey, M., W.A. Shear & H. Hoch. 2000. Onychophora, Arachnida, Myriapoda and Insecta. IN: Wilkins, H., D. Culver and W. Humphreys, Subterranean Ecosystems (Ecosystems of the World 30): 79-94. Elsevier Science, Amsterdam, New York.

Hoffman, R.L. 1998a. Studies on spirobolid millipeds. XIX. Thyroproctus, an exceptional genus in the Rhinocricidae. Myriapodologica 5(5), 57- 61. Abstract (741 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 1998b. Some necessary fine-tuning in the order Spirobolida (Spirobolidae, Messicobolidae, Atopetholidae). Myriapodologica 5(6), 63-76. Abstract (1.15 MB)

Hoffman, R.L. 1998c. An Appalachian species of Rhysodesmus (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae: Rhysodesmini). Myriapodologica 5(7), 77-83. Abstract (273 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 1998d. Nesobolus and a related new genus from Haiti (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Rhinocricidae), Myriapodologica 5(10), 103-109. Abstract (390 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 1998e. A new genus of spirostreptid millipeds from Central America. Myriapodologica 5(12), 119-124. Abstract (650 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 1998f. Reassessment of the Platyrhacidae, a family of polydesmidan millipeds. Myriapodologica 5(13), 125-141. Abstract (398 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. & J.-P. Mauriès. 1998. Nesostreptus and related Haitian rhinocricid genera; the correct names for two Haitian rhinocricids. Myriapodologica 5(9), 95-102. Abstract (553 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 1999a. The status of Julus punctatus Say, 1821 (Chordeumatida: Cleidogonidae). Myriapodologica 6(4), 23-26. Abstract (631 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 1999b. Checklist of Millipeds of North and Middle America. Virginia Museum of Natural  History, Special Publication No. 8, 584pp. Full Text (1725 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 2000a. A synopsis of the Telonychopodini, a tribe of Pantanalian chelodesmid millepeds (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae). Myriapodologica 7(1), 1-13. Abstract (305 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 2000b. On the generic position of Spinotarsus caboverdus (Spirostreptida: Odontopygidae). Myriapodologica 6(10), 87-94. Abstract (272 KB)

Hoffman, R. L. 2000c. Two new genera of chelodesmid millipeds from southeastern Brazil (Polydesmida; Chelodesmidae). Myriapodologica 6(12), 101-113. Abstract (313 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 2001a. A note on the identity of Spirostreptus acutus Karsch (Spirostreptida: Odontopygidae). Myriapodologica 7(4), 29-33. Abstract (277 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 2001b. A note on the status of the name Centrobolus Cook, 1897 (Spirobolida: Pachybolidae). Myriapodologica 7(6), 49-52. Abstract (281 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 2001c. A synopsis of the platyrhacid millipeds of Borneo (Diplopoda: Polydesmida). Revue Suisse de Zoologie 108, 403-440.

Hoffman, R.L. 2001d. Synopsis of Zodesmus, a genus of Papuan millipeds (Polydesmida: Platyrhacidae). Myriapodologica 7(8), 59-76. Abstract (311 KB)

Hoffman, R.L. 2005.  Monograph of the Gomphodesmidae, a family of African polydesmoid millipeds. Verlag des Naturhistorischen Museums Wien, 537pp.

Hoffman, R.L., S.I. Golovatch & M. Hamer. 2001. Identities of the milliped genera Spirostreptus and Spiropoeus Brandt, 1833 (Diplopoda, Spirostreptida). Myriapodologica 7(5), 35-47. Abstract (553 KB)

Jorgensen, M. C. 2010. A new species of Euryurus from Southern Alabama and remarks on the status of Illiniurus beattyi Shear (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Euryuridae). Great Lakes Naturalist 42(1), 80-90.

Jorgensen M. C. & P. Sierwald. 2010. Millipedes of the Caribbean: a review of the pyrgodesmid genus Docodesmus Cook with notes on potentially related genera (Polydesmida, Pyrgodesmidae). International Journal of Myriapodology 3(1), 25-50. Full Text (1.75 MB)

Marek, P.E. & J E. Bond. 2006a. Phylogenetic systematics of the colorful, cyanide-producing millipedes of Appalachia (Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae, Apheloriini) using a total evidence Bayesian approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 41(3), 704-729. Full Text (2.10 MB)

Marek, P.E. & J.E. Bond. 2006b. Rediscovery of the world’s leggiest animal. Nature 441, 707.

Marek, P.E. & J.E. Bond. 2007. A reassessment of apheloriine millipede phylogeny: additional taxa, Bayesian inference, and direct optimization (Polydesmida : Xystodesmidae). Zootaxa 1610, 27-39. Abstract (13 KB)

Marek, P.E. & J.E. Bond. 2009. A Mullerian mimicry ring in Appalachian millipedes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 106(24), 9755-9760. Full Text (844 KB)

Marek, P.E., J.E. Bond, and P. Sierwald. 2003. Rhinocricidae Systematics II: A species catalog of the Rhinocricidae (Diplopoda: Spirobolida) with synonymies. Zootaxa 308, 1-108. Full Text (882 KB)

McAllister, C.T., W.A. Shear & R.M. Shelley. 2009. Branneria bonoculus (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Brannerioidea): New to the milliped fauna of Texas. The Southwestern Naturalist 54(3), 350-351. Full Text (58 KB)

Nguyen, A.D. & P. Sierwald. 2010. A new dragon millipede (Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae, Paradoxosomatinae: Orthomorphini) from the Philippines. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 58(2), 173-177. Full Text (153 KB)

Pitz, K. M. & P. Sierwald. 2010. Phylogeny of the millipede order Spirobolida (Arthropoda: Diplopoda: Helminthomorpha). Cladistics 26(5), 497-525.

Platnick, N.I., Abrahim, N., Álvarez-Padilla, F., Andriamalala, D., Baehr, B.C., Baert, L., Bonaldo, A.B., Brescovit, A.D., Chousou-Polydouri, N., Duprérrée, N., Eichenberger, B., Fannes, W., Gaublomme, E., Gillespie,R.G., Grismado,C.J., Griswold, C.E., Harvey, M.S., Henrard, A., Hormiga, G., Izquierdo, M.A., Jocqué, R., Kranz-Baltensperger, Y.,  Kropf, C., Ott, R., Ramírez, M.J., Raven, R.J., Rheims, C.A., Ruiz, G.S.,  Santos, A.J., Saucedo, A., Sierwald, P., Szüts, T., Ubick, D., & Wang, X.-P. 2012. Tarsal Organ Morphology and the Phylogeny of Goblin Spiders (Araneae, Oonopidae), With Notes on Basal Genera. American Museum Novitates 3736, 1-52.

Rowe, M. & P. Sierwald. 2006. Morphological and systematic study of the tribe Australiosomatini (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidea: Paradoxosomatidae) with the description of new species and a revision of the genus Australiosoma Brölemann. Invertebrate Systematics 20(5), 527-556.

Shear, W.A. 1998. The fossil record and evolution of Myriapoda. IN: Fortey, R.A. & R. H. Thomas. Arthropod Relationships, 211- 212. The Systematics Association Special Volume Series 55, Chapman & Hall, London, New York, 383pp.

Shear, W.A. 1999a. A new troglobitic milliped of the genus Nepalella from China (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Megalotylidae). Myriapodologica 6(1), 1-10. Abstract (311 KB)

Shear, W.A. 1999b. The milliped genus Diplomaragna confirmed for Taiwan, with the description of a new species (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Diplomaragnidae). Myriapodologica 6(2), 11-18. Abstract (553 KB)

Shear, W.A. 1999c. Millipedes. American Scientist 87, 232-239.

Shear, W.A. 1999d. Introduction to Arthropoda and Cheliceriformes. Harrison, F. & R. Foelix, eds. Microscopic Anatomy of Invertebrates 8A, 1-19.

Shear, W.A. 2000a. On the millipede family Heterochordeumatidae, with comments on the higher classification of the order Chordeumatida (Diplopoda). Invertebrate Taxonomy 14, 363-376.

Shear, W.A. 2000b. A new genus and species of callipodidan milliped from Vietnam (Callipodida, Schizopetalidae). Myripodologica 6(11), 95-100. Abstract (322 KB)

Shear, W.A. 2002a. A new genus and species of callipodidan milliped from Vietnam (Callipodida, Schizopetalidae). Myripodologica 6(11), 95-100.

Shear, W.A. 2002b. Five new chordeumatidan millipeds from China: new species of Vieteuma (Kashmireumatidae) and Nepalella (Megalotylidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 53(6), 63-72.

Shear, W.A. 2006. Martensolasma jocheni, a new genus and species of harvestman from Mexico (Opiliones : Nemastomatidae : Ortholasmatinae). Zootaxa 1325, 191-198.

Shear, W.A. 2007a. Cave millipedes in the Rocky Mountains. Utah Caver Annual 2006, 11-12.

Shear, W.A. 2007b. Cave millipeds of the United States. V. The genus Idagona Buckett & Gardner (Chordeumatida, Conotylidae, Idagoninae). Zootaxa 1463, 1-12. Abstract (13.5 KB)

Shear, W.A. 2008. Cave millipeds of the United States. VII. New species and records of the genus Pseudotremia Cope. I. Species from West Virginia, USA (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Cleidogonidae). Zootaxa 1764, 53-65. Abstract (14 KB)

Shear, W.A. 2009. Buotidae, a new family for the minute North American milliped Buotus carolinus (Chamberlin) 1940 (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Striarioidea). Zootaxa 2290, 41-49. Full Text (1.48 MB)

Shear, W.A. 2011. Cave millipeds of the United States. X. New species and records of the genus Pseudotremia Cope. 2. Species from Virginia, USA (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Cleidogonidae). Zootaxa 3109, 1-38. Abstract (18 KB)

Shear, W.A. & D.A. Hubbard. 1998a. Cave millipeds of the United States. IV. A new genus and species from a high altitude cave in Colorado. Myriapodologica 5(8), 85-94. Abstract (396 KB)

Shear, W.A. & D.A. Hubbard. 1998b. New milliped records for Virginia and Georgia: Americatis satis (Zosteractinidae, Julida, Diplopoda). Banisteria 12, 41-42.

Shear, W.A., & G. Edgecombe. 2010. The geological record and phylogeny of the Myriapoda. Arthropod Structure and Development 39(2-3), 174-190. Full Text (3.81 MB)

Shear, W.A., J.J. Lewis and M. Farfan. 2007. Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Cleidogonidae, Pseudotremia salisae Lewis: Distribution extension north of the Ohio River in Ohio and Illinois, USA. Check List 3(1), 67-69. Full Text (55 KB)

Shear, W.A. & J.K. Krejca. 2007. Revalidation of the milliped genus Amplaria Chamberlin 1941 (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Striariidae), and description of two new species from caves in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California. Zootaxa 1532, 23-39. Abstract (14 KB)

Shear, W.A. & J.K. Krejca. 2011. Cave millipeds of the United States. IX. A new species of the genus Taiyutyla (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Conotylidae) from caves in Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks, California, USA. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 73, 93-98. Full Text (1.11 MB)

Shear, W.A., P.A. Selden & J.-C. Gall. 2009. Millipedes from the Grès à Voltzia, Triassic of France, with comments on Mesozoic millipedes (Diplopoda: Helminthomorpha: Eugnatha). International Journal of Myriapodology 106(1), 69-79. Full Text (1.72 MB)

Shear, W.A. and P.E. Marek. 2009. Andrognathus hoffmani, n. sp., a second species in the genus and the first species of Andrognathidae from Mexico (Diplopoda, Platydesmida, Andrognathidae). S. M. Roble & J. C. Mitchell (eds.). “A Lifetime of Contributions to Myriapodology and the Natural History of Virginia: A Festschrift in Honor of Richard L. Hoffman’s 80th Birthday”. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 16, 155-164. Full Text (799 KB)

Shear, W.A. & R.M. Shelley. 2007. The milliped genus Tidesmus Chamberlin, 1943 (Polydesmida : Macrosternodesmidae). Zootaxa 1656, 51-68. Full Text (483 KB)

Shear, W.A. & R.M. Shelley. 2007. Tingupa tlingitorum, n. sp., a new milliped from Haines, Alaska, USA, with notes on the generic distribution and a revised key to species (Chordeumatida: Tingupidae). Zootaxa 1393, 53-59. Full Text (132 KB)

Shear, W.A. & R.M. Shelley. 2008. Cave millipeds of the United States. VI. Sequoiadesmus krejcae, n gen, n sp, from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California, USA (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Polydesmidea, Macrosternodesmidae). Zootaxa 1693, 41-48. Full Text (295 KB)

Shear, W.A., S.J. Taylor, J.J. Wynne & J.K. Krejca. 2009. Cave millipeds of the United States. VIII. New genera and species of polydesmidan millipeds from caves in the southwestern United States (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Macrosternodesmidae). Zootaxa 2151, 47-65. Full Text (1.07 MB)

Shear, W.A., T.H. Jones & H.M. Miras.  In press.  A possible phylogenetic signal in milliped chemical defenses: the polydesmidan millipede Leonardesmus injucundus Shelley & Shear secretes p-cresol and lacks a cyanogenic defense (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Nearctodesmidae).  Biochemical Systematics and Ecology.

Shear, W.A. & W.P. Leonard. 2003. Microlympiidae, a new milliped family from North America, and Microlympia echina, new genus and species (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Brannerioidea). Zootaxa 243, 1-11.

Shear, W.A., and W.P. Leonard. 2004. The millipede family Anthroleucosomatidae new to North America: Leschius mcallisteri, n. gen., n. sp. (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Anthroleucosomatoidea).  Zootaxa 609, 1-7. Full Text (69 KB)

Shear, W.A. & W.P. Leonard. 2007. Additions to the milliped family Caseyidae. I. Caseya richart, n. sp., and new records of previously described species in the genus Caseya Cook and Collins 1895 (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Caseyidae). Zootaxa 1524*,* 23-34. Abstract (15 KB)

Shear, W.A., A. Popadic, G. Panganiban, D. Rusch & T.C. Kaufmann. 1998. Molecular evidence for the gnathobasic derivation of arthropod mandibles and for the appendicular origin of the labrum and other structures. Development, Genes and Evolution 208, 142-150.

Shear, W.A. & P. Selden. 2001. Rustling in the undergrowth: animals in early terrestrial ecosystems. IN: Gensel, P. G. and D. Edwards (eds) Plants Invade the Land: 29-51. Columbia University Press, New York.

Shelley, R.M., P. Sierwald, S.B. Kiser & S.I. Golovatch. 2000. Nomenclator generum et familiarum Diplopodorum II. A list of the Genus and Family-group names in the Class Diplopoda from 1958 through 1999. Pensoft Publisher, Bulgaria. Pensoft Series Faunistica 20, 167 pp.

Shelley, R.M. & W.A. Shear. 2005. A new milliped of the genus Stenozonium Shelley 1998 from Washington State, U. S. A.: first record of the genus and family from North of the Columbia River (Polyzoniida: Polyzoniidae). Zootaxa 1017, 25-32.

Shelley, R.M. & W.A. Shear. 2006. Leonardesmus injucundus, n. gen., n. sp., an aromatic, small-bodied milliped from Washington State, USA, and a revised account of the family Nearctodesmidae (Polydesmida). Zootaxa 1176, 1-16. Abstract (10 KB)

Sierwald, P. 2009.  Contributions to Myriapod Taxonomy: The milliped and centiped genera and species described by Dr. Richard Lawrence Hoffman. S. M. Roble and J. C. Mitchell (eds.). “A Lifetime of Contributions to Myriapodology and the Natural History of Virginia: A Festschrift in Honor of Richard L. Hoffman’s 80th Birthday”. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 16, 113-147.

Sierwald, P., R. Bieler, J. Hanken & R. Magill. 2002. NEON-V: CRIPTON Workshop. Collections, Research, Inventories, and People for Taxonomic Opportunities in NEON. (Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago, June 14-16, 2002).

Sierwald, P. & J.E. Bond. 2007. Current status of the myriapod class Diplopoda (millipedes): Taxonomic diversity and phylogeny. Annual Review of Entomology 52, 401-420.

Sierwald, P., J.E. Bond & G.T. Gurda. 2005. The millipede type specimens in the Collections of the Field Museum of Natural History (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Zootaxa 1005, 64pp. Full text (357 KB)

Sierwald, P. & A.J. Reft. 2004. Millipede collections of the world. Fieldiana, N.S. 103 (Publication 1532): 1-100. Full text (366 KB)

Sierwald P., W.A. Shear, R.M. Shelley & J.E. Bond. 2003.  Millipede phylogeny revisited in the light of the enigmatic order Siphoniulida. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 41(2): 87-99. Full text (1757 KB)

Snyder, B.A., M.L. Draney, & P. Sierwald. 2006. Development of an optimal sampling protocol for millipedes (Diplopoda). Journal of Insect Conservation 10(3),  277-288.

Stoev, P., P. Sierwald & A. Billey. 2008. An annotated catalog of the millipede order Callipodida (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Zootaxa 1706, 1-50. Abstract (20 KB)

Swafford, L. & J.E. Bond. 2009. The symbiotic mites of some Appalachian Xystodesmidae (Diplopoda: Polydesmida) and the complete mitochondrial genome sequence of the mite Stylochyrus rarior (Berlese) (Acari: Mesostigmata: Ologamasidae). Invertebrate Systematics 23, 445-451. Full Text (592 KB)

Swafford, L. & J.E. Bond. 2010. Failure to cospeciate: an unsorted tale of millipedes and mites. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 101(2), 272-287.

Walker, M.J., A.K. Stockman, P.E. Marek & J.E. Bond. 2009. Pleistocene glacial refugia across the Appalachian Mountains and coastal plain in the millipede genus Narceus: Evidence from population genetic, phylogeographic, and paleoclimatic data. BMC Evolutionary Biology 9(25), 1-11. Full Text (1.03 MB)

Wesener, T. 2009. Unexplored richness: discovery of 31 new species of Giant Pill-Millipedes endemic to Madagascar, with a special emphasis on microendemism (Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida). Zootaxa 2097, 1-134. Abstract (21 KB)

Wesener, T. & D. VandenSpiegel. 2009. A first phylogenetic analysis of Giant Pill-Millipedes (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida), a new model Gondwanan taxon, with special emphasis on island gigantism. Cladistics 25(6), 545-573.

Wesener, T. & H. Enghoff. 2009. Revision of the millipede subfamily Spiromiminae, a Malagasy group with Indian connections? (Diplopoda Spirobolida Pachybolidae). Tropical Zoology 22(1), 71-120. Full Text (2.06 MB)

Wesener, T., H. Enghoff & P. Sierwald. 2009. Review of the Spirobolida on Madagascar, with descriptions of twelve new genera, including three genera of 'fire millipedes' (Diplopoda). Zookeys 19, 1-28. Full Text (4.29 MB)

Wesener, T., H. Enghoff, R.L. Hoffman, J.W. Wägele & P. Sierwald. 2009. Revision of the endemic giant fire millipedes of Madagascar, genus Aphistogoniulus (Diplopoda, Spirobolida, Pachybolidae). International Journal of Myriapodology 2(1), 15-52. Full Text (5.49 MB)

Wesener, T., I. Bespalova & P. Sierwald. 2010. Madagascar's living giants: discovery of five new species of endemic Giant Pill-Millipedes from Madagascar (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida: Arthrosphaeridae: Zoosphaerium). African Invertebrates 51(1), 133-161. Full Text (1.57 MB)

Wesener, T., M.J. Raupach & P. Sierwald. 2010. The origins of the Giant Pill-Millipedes from Madagascar (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida: Arthrosphaeridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57(3), 1184-1193.

Wesener, T. & P. Sierwald. 2005. New giant pill-millipede species from the littoral forest of Madagascar (Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida, Zoosphaerium). Zootaxa 1097, 1-60.

Wesener, T. & P. Sierwald. 2005. The giant pill-millipedes of Madagascar:  Revision of the genus Sphaeromimus, with a review of morphological terminology (Diplopoda, Sphaerotheriida, Sphaerotheriidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 56(29), 557-559.

Wongthamwanich, N., S. Panha, P. Sierwald, T. Wesener & K. Thirakhupt. 2012. A new species of the giant pill-millipede genus Sphaerobelum Verhoff, 1924 from northern Thailand with an extensive description of molecular characters (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida: Zephroniidae). Zootaxa 3220, 29-43. Abstract (20 KB)

Zhang, Z.Q. & W.A. Shear. 2007. Linnaeus tercentenary and invertebrate taxonomy: an introduction. Zootaxa 1668, 7-10. Full Text (36 KB)