Latzelia

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Latzelia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Class: Chilopoda
Order: Scutigeromorpha
Family: Latzeliidae
Genus: Latzelia
Scudder, 1890
Species

Latzelia primordialis

Latzelia is an extinct genus of centipede, and the type and only genus of the family Latzeliidae.[1] It existed during the Carboniferous in what is now Illinois, USA.[1] It was described by Samuel Hubbard Scudder in 1890, and the type species is Latzelia primordialis.[2] The genus name honors Austrian zoologist Robert Latzel.

The centipede genus should not be confused with two invalid names applied to millipedes genera: the first proposed Bollman in 1893 for a glomeridan species now in the genus Glomeridella, the second by Verhoeff in 1895 for a genus of chordeumatidan now known as Verhoeffia.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Edgecombe, Gregory D. (2011). "Chilopoda - Fossil History". In Alessandro Minelli (ed.). Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Myriapoda. Brill. p. 356. ISBN 9004156119. 
  2. ^ Invertebrate Palaeontology & Evolution by Euan Clarkson and Euan, N.K. Clarkson.
  3. ^ http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/page/9728802#page/465/mode/1up