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The genus Macrochaetosoma Absolon & Lang, 1933 (myriapoda, diplopoda, anthogonidae): Taxonomy, biogeography, and phylogeny

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Author(s): Makarov S. E. | Ćurčić B.P.M. | Tomić V.T. | Mitić B.M.

Journal: Archives of Biological Sciences
ISSN 0354-4664

Volume: 59;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 383;
Date: 2007;
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Keywords: Diplopoda | Macrochaetosoma | taxonomy | biogeography | evolution | Montenegro | Herzegovina

ABSTRACT
Two "subspecies" of the diplopod genus Macrochaetosoma Absolon & Lang, M. troglomontanum biokovense Mršić & M. troglomontanum deleemanorum Gulička are synonymized and attributed to M. troglomontanum Absolon & Lang. Abundant material from Montenegro and Herzegovina led us to reanalyze taxonomic relationships of member of the genus Macrochaetosoma (as well as these of some related taxa); some biogeographic and phylogenetic details are also briefly discussed.

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