Contributions to Zoology, 84 (3) – 2015

The phylogenetic position of Dinogeophilus and a new evolutionary framework for the smallest epimorphic centipedes (Chilopoda: Epimorpha)

Lucio Bonato1, Alessandro Minelli2, Leandro Drago3, Luis Alberto Pereira4

1.  Department of Biology, University of Padova, via Bassi 58b, I-35131 Padova, Italy, E-mail: lucio.bonato@unipd.it

2.  Department of Biology, University of Padova, via Bassi 58b, I-35131 Padova, Italy.

3.  Department of Biology, University of Padova, via Bassi 58b, I-35131 Padova, Italy.

4.  Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Museo, Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Paseo del Bosque s.n., AR-1900 La Plata, Argentina

Keywords: Geophilidae,Miniaturization,molecular phylogeny,paedomorphosis,Schendylidae