Contributions to Zoology, 84 (3) – 2015Lucio Bonato; Alessandro Minelli; Leandro Drago; Luis Alberto Pereira: The phylogenetic position of Dinogeophilus and a new evolutionary framework for the smallest epimorphic centipedes (Chilopoda: Epimorpha)

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1. both specimens are suspected to be juveniles (Lewis, 2011a);

2. the congeneric C. gracillimus Machado, 1951 is known for a single specimen, 6.0 mm long, which however is almost certainly a juvenile (Lewis, 2013);

3. the very similar Newportia sandrops (Schileyko, 2009) is known for a single specimen, 11-12 mm long (Schileyko, 2009);

4. the single known specimen has been considered a juvenile (Chagas Junior & Shelley, 2003);

5. measured specimens up to 12 mm long belong to either this species or the very similar G. minimus, and a single specimen of G. piae has been measured 15 mm long but it features as an outlier (Zapparoli, 2011);

6. the taxonomic position is uncertain, possibly a species of Ribautia (Pereira, 2014);

7. the single known specimen has been reported as a female (Pereira et al., 2006), but the anatomy of the genital region suggests a juvenile without gonopods;

8. the measure has been taken including the antennae (Attems, 1907).