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Keys to Scolopendromorpha genera

Discussion in 'Myriapods' started by peterbourbon, Jul 30, 2010.

  1. peterbourbon

    peterbourbon Arachnolord


    a key to families I worked on the last weeks.
    The keys on scolopendra.be might be a bit outdated recently, I hope they are going to be refreshed soon. In the meanwhile you can use this actual key:


    Have fun.

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  2. Steven

    Steven pede-a-holic Old Timer

    GREAT WORK !!! much appreciated :worship::worship::worship:

    the keys on scolopendra.be were not the only thing outdated ;)
    that's why i decided to putt the whole site down for a while,
    for a serious total update/make-over. working on it, working on it :)
  3. SAn

    SAn Arachnobaron

    Thanks for helping the community
  4. peterbourbon

    peterbourbon Arachnolord

    Keys to genus Scolopendra


    due to some server-tidy-ups I have accidentally deleted a bunch of files and directories in past.
    I uploaded the Scolopendra-keys again, enjoy.


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  5. peterbourbon

    peterbourbon Arachnolord

    Keys to genus Cormocephalus


    I've been working on this for quite a long time, cause Cormocephalus is a taxonomical mess and - as you can see - includes many species.

    Therefore I added my notes to the key.
    Don't mind the mysterious abbreviations, they only act as codes to arrange certain parts of the keys in my work.



  6. Crysta

    Crysta Arachnoprince Old Timer

    ohh wow turgut you really like centipedes ehe. amazing work :)
  7. I wander what geeks do with their spare time?

    only kidding, wish i could do some thing like this, nice.
  8. Greg Pelka

    Greg Pelka Arachnobaron Old Timer

    Hate you! :wall:
    Don't you have a job, family or something else to do? ;P
  9. zonbonzovi

    zonbonzovi Creeping beneath you Staff Member

    Was wondering where this disappeared to...great to see it back up with all the updates and such!
  10. peterbourbon

    peterbourbon Arachnolord

    Don't waste your time in hating. :)
    Finally you are the student from both of us, so you should have way more time to develop fresh keys for every species. :D

    Oh, I have a job, even a quite stressing one (software developer in projects), but I don't do such sophisticated things in just 4 weeks.
    I always work a bit at evening on things like that when I have some spare time.

    And even if I wanted to, I have plenty idle times, waiting for literature references to arrive.

    And never forget: The day has 24 hours, enough time. ;)

  11. cacoseraph

    cacoseraph ArachnoGod Old Timer

    that is truly amazing... i can't wait to put it to use :)

    this was a pretty major undertaking!
  12. peterbourbon

    peterbourbon Arachnolord

    Thanks a lot and I'm glad it can be of use (I like to use it for myself, cause always striking thorugh literature for just one species is so time consuming).

    I did Scolopendra and Cormocephalus first cause they include the highest number of still valid species.

    Now I'm continueing with the other genera until I have finished everything.
    Should be easier than Cormocephalus or Scolopendra.
    Next thing will be Ethmostigmus.
    Then Otostigmus and Rhysida.

    I'll keep you updated!

    BTW: I didn't put it as Excel-Sheet online cause I know not all of you have Microsoft system running (maybe rather Linux or MacOS) - and converting can be a mess to Open Office.
    If you need it as excel or PDF (more printer friendly) just drop me a mail: TKocer AT gmx.de

  13. peterbourbon

    peterbourbon Arachnolord

    Errata Scolopendromorpha-key


    JGE Lewis kindly pointed out that I missed a paper:

    - Lewis, 2006 - On the scolopendromorph centipede genus Mimops Kraepelin, 1903, with a description of a new family (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha).

    Hence genus Mimops is no more placed under Subfamily Cryptopinae but has been transferred to a new family Mimopidae.

    Furthermore after his revision and old-world key in 2010 the main diagnostic character of Arthrorhabdus is the length of tooth plates.

    I fixed both parts in the key and uploaded it again.
    Should show up automatically.

    EDIT: PDF-versions available:

    Scolopendromorpha: http://www.scolopendra.info/keys/genera_keys_scolopendromorpha.pdf
    Scolopendra: http://www.scolopendra.info/keys/scolopendra_keys_english_20091218.pdf
    Cormocephalus: http://www.scolopendra.info/keys/cormocephalus_keys_english.pdf

    Last edited: Aug 2, 2010
  14. JanPhilip

    JanPhilip Arachnoknight Old Timer

    Thanks for all the hard work you put in! I was searching for something just like this, and I find this :worship:

    I would love to be abit more up to date on chilopoda taxonomy, but where to start when all you know is the basic orders? :rolleyes:

    Jan Philip
  15. Hi hey hate to be this guy but does anyone have any keys on ethmostigmus? Trying to do some IDing and i dont have anything to compare anything to
  16. vyadha

    vyadha Arachnosquire

    Links seem to be dead. Any other place to get these?
  17. Greg Pelka

    Greg Pelka Arachnobaron Old Timer

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  18. vyadha

    vyadha Arachnosquire

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