Myriapoda and Terrestrial Isopoda of the Prairies of Canada

Latest version published by Biological Survey of Canada on Sep 15, 2014 Biological Survey of Canada

Myriapods and terrestrial isopods play important roles in numerous ecosystem processes, especially decomposition, and in the structure of soil food webs. This chapter discusses five focal taxa, specifically the terrestrial Isopoda (commonly known as pill bugs, sow bugs, roly-polys, woodlice, or slaters) and the four Classes of the Myriapoda: Diplopoda (millipedes), Chilopoda (centipedes), Pauropoda, and Symphyla (sometimes called garden centipedes). After a brief review of each taxon’s phylogenetic position, global diversity, and ecological role, current knowledge of species diversity in Canadian prairies is summarized. Biodiversity of these five groups is relatively low in the prairies of Canada. Terrestrial isopods have yet to be discovered in Alberta, Saskatchewan, or Manitoba. Diplopoda are represented by ten species while six species of Chilopoda are known or suspected from the prairies. The Canadian pauropod fauna consists of two species which may be present in the prairies. Twenty-three species of Symphyla are known elsewhere in Canada, but none are known from the Prairie Provinces. Little research on these taxa has been done in this region and much remains to be discovered, likely including species new to science. In addition to diversity and distribution studies, future research directions should include studies of biology and ecology of these species.

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Snyder, Bruce. 2014. Data for Myriapoda and Terrestrial Isopoda of the Prairies of Canada. http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/672d42kv

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Keywords

Checklist; Inventoryregional; Myriapoda; Diplopoda; Chilopoda; checklist; taxonomy; Canada; provinces; prairies; open data

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Bruce Snyder
Instructor
Division of Biology, Kansas State University Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall 66506-4901 Manhattan Kansas US 785-532-2430
http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~basnyder/

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Bruce Snyder
Instructor
Division of Biology, Kansas State University Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall 66506-4901 Manhattan Kansas US 785-532-2430
http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~basnyder/

Who filled in the metadata:

Bruce Snyder
Instructor
Division of Biology, Kansas State University Division of Biology, 116 Ackert Hall 66506-4901 Manhattan Kansas US 785-532-2430
http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~basnyder/

Who else was associated with the resource:

Author
Bruce Snyder
Instructor
Division of Biology, Kansas State University 116 Ackert Hall 66506-4901 Manhattan Kansas US 785-532-2430
http://www-personal.ksu.edu/~basnyder/
Publisher
Biological Survey of Canada
Biological Survey of Canada US
Processor
David Shorthouse
Biodiversity Informatics Manager
Université de Montréal Biodiversity Centre 4101 rue Sherbrooke est H1X 2B2 Montréal QC CA 514-343-6111 82354

Geographic Coverage

Canadian prairies

Bounding Coordinates South West [48.83, -121.45], North East [56.25, -94.06]

Taxonomic Coverage

No Description available

Subphylum  Myriapoda
Class  Diplopoda,  Chilopoda

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Snyder, B. A. 2014. Myriapoda and Terrestrial Isopoda of the Prairies of Canada. In Arthropods of Canadian Grasslands (Volume 3): Biodiversity and Systematics Part 1. Edited by H. A. Cárcamo and D. J. Giberson. Biological Survey of Canada. pp. 21-27. http://dx.doi.org/10.3752/9780968932162.ch2 doi:10.3752/9780968932162.ch2

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Alternative Identifiers http://dx.doi.org/10.5886/672d42kv