Dear friends & colleagues: While some
of you may have noticed it in my "Signature" below and
clicked on it in the past, I am announcing today the formal opening
of the professional myriapod website http://www.myriapoda.org/
that is a cooperative venture between myself, at the North Carolina
State Museum of Natural Sciences (NCSM), andJason Bond and his
doctoral student, Paul Marek, at East Carolina University, in
Greenville, North Carolina. If one does a Google search for either
"myriapod", "millipede","or "centipede,"
a host of links pop up, but nearly all are incomplete or contain
factual errors, and we have therefore set up this site, which
will be periodically updated, to offset these shortcomings.
Of particular interest is providing accurate information for teachers and students at all levels, to hopefully avoid misconceptions. There are sections on basic anatomy of these organisms with references; a table listing some of the many differences between them (it's more than just the number of legs); a section on millipede research taking place at both institutions; one on centipede research taking place here at the NCSM; links to other important myriapod sites; an image gallery that will be continuously expanded as more pictures become available of representatives of myriapod genera, families, and orders; one on projects in progress, etc. I invite you to peruse this site, bookmark it, and use it in the best manner for your purposes.
I am sending this notice out to all my mailing lists and the "myriapod" and "millipede" Yahoo lists; consequently those who are on more than one list will receive this notice more than once. While feedback isn't necessary, if you wish to provide it, please contact me at my NCSM email firstname.lastname@example.org
Rowland M. Shelley, Ph. D.
Research Lab., North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences 4301 Reedy Creek Rd. Raleigh, NC 27607 USA
Voici l'adresse d'un site internet récent sur les chilopodes, plus particulièrement les scolopendres. Le site des scolopendrophiles et amateurs de myriapodes.
An additional website on Scolopendromorph Centipedes, by "scolopendrophile people".
La page « faune du sol » est en ligne sur le site
du Courrier de l'environnement de l'INRA à http://www.inra.fr/dpenv/faunedusol.htm
On y rencontre, succinctement décrits, les habitants du sol et de ses annexes, ainsi qu'un catalogue des principaux ravageurs inféodés au sol et un bestiaire merveilleux du monde souterrain, le tout accompagné de quantité de liens vers des sites de la toile francophone.
Pour qui veut en savoir plus sur les animaux du sol, l'article « La faune du sol, diversité, méthodes d'étude, fonctions et perspectives » figure dans Le Courrier de l'environnement de l'INRA n°49.
Cordialement, Aline Deprince
147 rue de l'Université, 75338 Paris cedex 07 (France)
Tél. : 00 33 1 42 75 93 26 ; fax : 00 33 1 42 75 95 08.
Le Courrier de l'environnement de l'INRA : http://www.inra.fr/dpenv
Robert Mesibov is pleased to announce the Tasmanian Multipedes Online Guide
'Tasmanian Multipedes' is an illustrated, online guide to the
identification of the centipedes, millipedes, Symphyla, Pauropoda
and velvet worms of Tasmania. The initial version (August 2003)
The guide consists of more than 100 inter-linked Web pages
covering more than 90 taxa, with roughly 170 colour images, 60
line illustrations and 80 distribution maps. An annotated bibliography
of published and unpublished references is included for each of
the five 'multipede' groups. The guide covers both native and
'Tasmanian Multipedes' will be frequently updated with new pictures and taxonomic information, as well as revised keys, maps and bibliographies. For this reason, the initial version of 'Tasmanian Multipedes' is not being made available as a CD-ROM publication. Future versions may be available for purchase on CD-ROM if there is sufficient demand.
It is my hope that Tasmanian students, naturalists and others will use the guide to become more familiar with Tasmania's diverse and largely endemic 'multipede' fauna.
I am very grateful to those colleagues who took the trouble to comment on an earlier, incomplete version of the 'Tasmanian Multipedes' guide, and I would be happy to help with the design of similar identification guides for myriapod faunas in other parts of the world.
Dr Robert Mesibov, Honorary Research Associate
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery
Home contact: PO Box 101, Penguin, Tasmania, Australia 7316
(03) 64371195; 61 03 64371195
Nomenclator generum et
familiarum diplopodorum. A list of the genus and family-group names in the
class Diplopoda from 1758 to 1999, is now available at
On-line publication FMNH, Chicago, Petra Sierwald (Ed).
The Field Museum Millipede Website can be found at : http://www.fmnh.org/research_collections/zoology/zoo_sites/
Come, visit us and explore all their fascinating legs. Petra Sierwald
North Carolina Museum Website
National Science Foundation PEET Grant
Interactive Website with Texas A&M
University at Texarkana
North American scolopendromoprh centipede monograph
Millipede taxonomy in Fauna Europaea.
From Henrik Enghoff /
Dear myriapodologist friends,
I have told you about the ongoing Fauna Europaea project for which I am the "Group co-ordinator" for myriapods and compiling information for diplopods. Fauna Europaea will provide a list of names and synonyms "that are likely to cause confusion", as well as information on the geographical distribution of each species. The first part of the work, the taxonomic part, has been almost completed and sent to relevant colleagues for comment. I herewith ask you, or even implore you, to provide your criticism, additional information and any other comment. A project like this cannot be completed without everybody's input and have already benefited immensely by the efforts of several contributors.
Digital Naturalists Website, includes millipede pictures,
such as Trigonoiulus sp. mating
The pictures are beautiful but too heavy for easy and quick download
Some interesting informations dealing with Myriapoda / Diplopoda
/ Arthropleuridea (and particularly Eoarthropleura) by
Jeff Shultz and Heather Wilson (University of Maryland) can be
Bill Shear can't resist pointing you to this (beautiful) website, shameless creature that he is...
A KSN website try to visit http://www.emporia.edu/s/www.biosci/ksn/public.htm
or contact Kansas School Naturalist Division of Biological Sciences
Box 4050 Emporia State University
Emporia KS 66801-5087 USA
Bill SHEAR's myriapod discussion
site, already well known and an establishment of good repute,
has changed its address
talk to yourself and other people on www.yahoogroups.com
There are several discussion lists
Myriapods, post message to: <email@example.com>
Onychophorans, post message to <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Chad Arment maintains a web page on millipedes with links to photos and other millipedes pages
If interested, you'll see the pages run by Stephen W. Bullington at http://www.key-net.net/users/swb/pet_arthropod/
In accordance with decision of the General Assembly of the Société Internationale de Biospéologie, in Intervales, Brazil, July 2001, the website of the Société is now maintained by the Sibios Webeditor Jean-Jacques Geoffroy
Bernard Lebreton maintained a PREVIOUS web site related to the Société de Biospéologie [Biospeleological Society on http://members.aol.com/socdebiosp/index.htm] : THIS SITE IS NO MORE VALID for SIBIOS informations !!!
Appi on the web !!
you will find on Association pour la Protection des Invertébrés site
Edited by Valérie Chansigaud and coll.
- le descriptif des revues que APPI diffuse (Cahiers de
l'Appi, Connaissances des Invertébrés (série
Arachnides et série Myriapodes), Pénélope,
- des textes sue l'environnement (Conventions internationales, textes légaux).
- des orientations bibliographiques sur différents sujets...
Visit the IBOY website at http://www.bondy.ird.fr/lest/iboy/index.html
Soil fauna and soil biodiversity, mainly in Tropics, according to TSBF (Tropical Soil Biology and Fertility) programmes and methods.
As an example, check the Macrofauna database proposed and maintained by George Brown, Carlos Fragoso and Emmanuel Lapied (access d-base).
Steve P. Hopkin still maintains his web site (myriapods,
isopods, springtails, ??)
already known as:
Julian Monge-Najera and the Onychophoran web site
see also the Onychophora newsletter
Onychophora Online is at http://www.biologia.ucr.ac.cr/%7Erbt/onych/index.htm
The Sergei Golovatch Homepage is at http://www.orc.ru/~sgol/golovatch.htm
A German Website on Myriapoda, containing a literature
database on myriapods, is to find at http://www.myriapoden-info.de
created and managed by Norman Lindner
The Australian Biological Resources Study has an information
facility with a complete list of Australian genera which may be
a good link for myriapodology or onychophorology websites.
The address is http://www.environment.gov.au/abrs/abif-fauna
Mike Grieneisen has started an "Onychohoran Homepage" to provide links to the major on-line resources wich contains informations about onychophorans. We should together be able to build a truly thorough and accurate bibliography on the onychophorans.
It is posted at : http://www.sciref.org/onychophora/index.htm
It has been updated with references up through 2001 and posted at http://www.sciref.org/onychophora/biblio.htm. The author Index, which facilitates finding all references authored by any individual is posted at : http://wwwsciref.org/onychophora/authors.htm. It has been also posted ".rtf" versions of these files which allow you to make printed copiues using just about any word processing programm: www.sciref.org/onychophora/biblio20.rtf and www.sciref.org/onychophora/auths20.rtf
for those who are interested in a phylogenetic tree and informations on your favorite animal group, see the following address:
Cave-biology e-mail discussion list
for those who are interested in Cave Biology, Systematics, Evolution a.s.o.
join the Graham Proudlove's Cave Biology E-mail list <email@example.com>
It is hoped you can use it for respectable scientific data about all aspects of cave biology [including myriapoda]
The address is firstname.lastname@example.org
The cave-biology list is archived at: http://listserv.umist.ac.uk/cgi-bin/wa?A0
Bill Elliott invites you to see the Missouri Cave Life page
within the Biospeleology web site at
This web page show some pictures with millipedes and centipedes creeping in caves. Captions provide basic taxonomy and ecology of each species.
Scolopendra on the web
visit, in USA : http://www.ilinkusa.net/~100legs/
A myriapod gallery
is proposed by Serge Mallet on a photo data base on : http://perso.wanadoo.fr/serge.mallet
You will recognize some of them very well. Some photos by Serge are presented in the CIM gallery as well.
The University of Michigan - Museum of Zoology - Animal Diversity Web - provides some short general information about millipedes and centipedes.
Lutz Nevermann [Nevermann@t-online.de]
just proposed a website on hemocytes of Lithobius and Scolopendra.
If interested, please link to : http://home.t-online.de/home/nevermann/diss1
For those of you involved in research requiring access to natural history specimens, the recent establishment of the European Natural History Specimen Information Network (ENHSIN) must be good news. ENHSIN aims to improve access to and searchability of databases on natural history specimens, which range from plants in botanical gardens, animals in zoos, preserved animals, plants, fossils and minerals in museums to microbial and tissue collections for molecular studies ENHSIN is conducting a user needs questionnaire, which is available in different languages at the following website. You may also request a copy by Email from Henrik Enghoff or Nicolaj Scharf.
Your response to the user needs questionnaire will faciliate better access to natural history speciment information in the future, and will be much appreciated by the ENHSIN participants. The ENHSIN project is carried out by seven partners; The Natural History Museum, London; Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew; Zoologisk Museum, University of Copenhagen; Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales, Madrid; Museum national d'Histoire naturelle, Paris; Botanischer Garten/Museum Dahlem, Berlin; Zoologisch Museum, University of Amsterdam.
Soil Biota hits the Web ! Have a look on the following
websites. They contain interesting information that shows how
macrofauna and soil macroarthropods are gaining more attention
in the international arena.
is a website devoted to Tanzanian Giant Black Millipedes.
Looking for help with pet millipedes ?
http://www.herper.com/millipede.html is a general website on keeping millipedes.
Have a look at the following websites. They contain interesting
information that shows how soil macrofauna and soil organisms
are gaining more attention in the international arena. This information
will be available in several chapters on the AG site of the FAO.
Joerg Spelda [Spelda@t-online.de]
invites us to visit a webpage on myriapods
It links with interesting data bases or websites.
Please link to : http://www.smnk.de/spelda-myri.htm
Other ones ? If you know any other site dealing with myriapods and/or onychophorans, please send informations to the Centre International de Myriapodologie : email@example.com
Si vous connaissez d'autres sites traitant des myriapodes ou des onychophores, envoyez-nous vos informations, merci