Contributions to Zoology, 78 (3) - 2009

Diversity in the maxillipede dentition of Mecistocephalus centipedes (Chilopoda, Mecistocephalidae), with the description of a new species with unusually elongate denticles

Lucio Bonato1,3, Alessandro Minelli2,4

1.  Dipartimento di Biologia, Universit√† degli Studi di Padova, Via Ugo Bassi 58b, I-35131 Padova, Italy

3.  lucio.bonato@unipd.it

4.  alessandro.minelli@unipd.it

Keywords: Chilopoda, functional morphology, Geophilomorpha, maxillipede, Mecistocephalus, Mecistocephalus megalodon n. sp., Predation