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Ancient Cave Millipedes

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Project title: 
Ancient cave millipedes in endangered Brazilian iron-ore mines
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Millipedes

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The discovery of rare ancient millipede species (Glomeridesmida) in Brazilian caves, now endangered by mining activites, prompted quick inventories to promote a conservation of their habitat.

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Head of Section Myriapoda
Curator
Responsible Editor Bonn zoological Bulletin - Supplementum
+49 228 9122-425
+49 228 9122-212
t.wesener [at] leibniz-zfmk.de