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Myriapoda (Centipedes, Millipedes, Pauropoda & Symphyla)

The oldest known air-breathing terrestrial animal is a millipede (Pneumodesmus newmani) which lived in what is now Scotland more than 400mya, during either the Early Devonian or Late Silurian. Only a single specimen is known.

 

Class: Chilopoda (Centipedes)

Order: Geophilomorpha (Soil Centipedes)

Family: Mecistocephalidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Mecistocephalus cyclops Brölemann, 1896 - 1892 La Digue, Seychelles Extinct Access
Mecistocephalus sechellarum Demange, 1981 - 1972 Silhouette, Seychelles Extinct Access

 

Order: Lithobiomorpha (Stone Centipedes)

Family: Henicopidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Lamyctes leleupi Matic & Darabantu, 1977 Leleup’s centipede - St. Helena Rediscovered Access

 

 

Class: Diplopoda (Millipedes)

Order: Glomerida

Family: Glomeridae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Glomeris aurita Koch, 1847 - (rediscovered) Italy Rediscovered Access

 

Order: Polydesmida

Family: Paradoxosomatidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Diglossosternoides curiosus Golovatch & Korsós, 1992 - 1984 Mahé, Seychelles Extinct Access
Orthomorpha crinita Attems, 1900 - 1894 Mahé, Seychelles Extinct Access

 

Family: Xystodesmidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Xystocheir bistipita Shelley, 1996 - - California, USA Rediscovered Access

 

Order: Polyzoniida

Family: Siphonotidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Rhinotus albifrons Mauriès, 1980 - 1972 Praslin, Seychelles Extinct Access

 

Order: Siphonophorida

Family: Siphonorhinidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Illacme plenipes Cook & Loomis, 1928 - - California, USA Rediscovered Access

 

Order: Spirobolida

Family: Pachybolidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Eucarlia alluaudi
Brolemann, 1896   1892 Marianne Island, Seychelles Extinct Access
Pelmatojulus tectus Cook, 1897 - (rediscovered) Cameroon Rediscovered Access

 

 

Family: Spirobolellidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Hylekobolus latifrons Wesener, 2009 Wide-headed wood-millipede 1926 Madagascar (southeastern) Extinct Access
Spirobolellus praslinus Saussure & Zehntner, 1902 - 1902 Praslin, Seychelles Extinct Access
Spirobolellus simplex Golovatch & Korsos, 1984 - 1951 Praslin, Seychelles Extinct Access

 

Family: Trigoniulidae

Scientific Name Author/s Common Name Last Record Distribution Status Taxon Profile
Eucarlia urophorus (Pocock, 1893) - - Mahé & Silhouette, Seychelles Rediscovered Access