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Studies from Natural History Museum Provide New Data on Zoology

May 6, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Life Science Weekly -- Research findings on Life Science Research are discussed in a new report. According to news reporting from Paris, France, by NewsRx editors, the research stated, "Two new species of the genus Lophoturus Brolemann, 1931 are described from three caves on Christmas Island."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from Natural History Museum, "Lop hoturus speophilus n. sp., from Jedda Cave and Jane up Cave, is the second species of Penicillata known with troglomorphic characters, having elongate antennae and legs, and the telotarsus bearing four sternal spiniform and lamellate processes on the claw, in addition to the two latero-dorsal denticles found in all Lophoproctidae. Lophoturus humphreysi n. sp. is described from material collected in 19th Hole cave and compared to other species of the genus."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Lophoturus obscurus catalai Conde & Nguyen DuyJacquemin, 1977 and Lophoturus obscurus tongae Nguyen Duy-Jacquemin Conde, 1982 are raised to species rank."

For more information on this research see: Two new species of Lophoturus (Diplopoda, Penicillata, Lophoproctidae) from caves in Christmas Island, Australia, including the second troglomorph in Penicillata. Zoosystema, 2014;36(1):29-39. Zoosystema can be contacted at: Publications Scientifiques Du Museum, Paris, Cp 39-57, Rue Cuvier, F-75231 Paris Cedex 05, France. (Wiley-Blackwell -; Zoosystema -

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting M. Nguyen Duy-Jacquemin, Museum Natl Hist Nat, Dept. of Systemat & Evolut, F-75231 Paris 05, France (see also Life Science Research).

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