Rowland M. Shelley

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Rowland M. Shelley (1942–2018), U.S. myriapodologist.

  • North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences
  • University of Tennessee Knoxville Entomology and Plant Pathology Department

Taxon names authored

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Publications[edit]

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1975[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. (1975). The identity of Nannaria conservata Chamberlin, with notes on an abnormal male and descriptions of two new species of Nannaria from North Carolina (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 88: 179-187

1976[edit]

  • Sawyer, R.T. & Shelley, R.M. 1976. "New records and species of leeches (Annelida: Hirudinea) from North and South Carolina". Journal of Natural History. 10 (1): 65–97.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1976. A new Diplopod of the genus Cleidogona from North Carolina (Chordeumida: Cleidogonidae). Florida Entomologist, 58(3): 325-327
  • Shelley, R.M. 1976. Millipeds of the Sigmoria latior complex (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 89: 17-38
  • Shelley, R.M. 1976. Two new Diplopods of the genus Polyzonium from North Carolina, with records of established species (Polyzoniida: Polyzoniidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 88: 373-382

1977[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1977. Appendicular abnormalities in the milliped family Xystodesmidae (Polydesmida). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 55: 1014-1018
  • Shelley, R.M. 1977. The milliped genus Croatania (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 90(2): 302-325

1978[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1978. Free-living invertebrates. Class Chilopoda. In: Zingmark, R.G. [Ed.]. An annotated checklist of the biota of the coastal zone of South Carolina. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia. 1978: i-xii, 1-364
  • Shelley, R.M. 1978. Millipeds of the eastern Piedmont region of North Carolina, U. S. A: (Diplopoda). Journal of Natural History, 12: 37-79

1979[edit]

  • Enghoff, H. & Shelley, R.M. 1979. A revision of the millipede genus Nopoiulus (Diplopoda, Julida: Blaniulidae). Entomologica scandinavica, 10: 65-72
  • Shelley, R.M. 1979. A new milliped of the genus Caralinda from North Florida (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Florida Entomologist, 62: 183-187
  • Shelley, R.M. 1979. A revision of the milliped genus Delophon with the proposal of two new tribes in the subfamily Abacioninae (Callipodida: Caspiopetalidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 92: 533-550
  • Shelley, R.M. 1979. A synopsis of the milliped genus Cambala, with a description of C. minor Bollman (Spirostreptida: Cambalidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 92(3): 551-571
  • Shelley, R.M. 1979. The status of Sigmoria gracilipes Chamberlin, with remarks on the milliped genus Brachoria (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Florida Entomologist, 62: 220-223

1980[edit]

  • Filka, M.E. & Shelley, R.M. 1980. Structure of the gonopod primordia of the milliped Sigmoria latior (Brölemann) (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Transactions of the American Microscopical Society, 99(2): 173-179
  • Filka, M.E. & Shelley, R.M. 1980. The milliped fauna of the Kings Mountain Region of North Carolina (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Brimleyana, 4: 1-42
  • Shelley, R.M. 1980. Revision of the milliped genus Pleuroloma (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 58: 129-168
  • Shelley, R.M. 1980. The status of Cleptoria shelfordi Loomis, with the proposal of a new genus in the milliped family Xystodesmidae (Polydesmida). Brimleyana, 3: 31-42

1981[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1981. A new milliped of the genus Brevigonus from South Carolina, with comments of the genus and B. shelfordi (Loomis) (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Brimleyana, 6: 51-60
  • Shelley, R.M. 1981. A new trachelodesmine genus and species from the Amazon Region of Colombia and Ecuador (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae). Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 16: 45-50
  • Shelley, R.M. 1981. A new xystodesmid milliped genus and three new species from Piedmont South Carolina (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 94(4): 949-967. Amsterdam
  • Shelley, R.M. 1981. Revision of the milliped genus Sigmoria (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 33: 1-139. Philadelphia
  • Shelley, R.M. 1981. The identity and status of Cambala washingtonensis Causey (Diplopoda: Spirostreptida: Cambalidae). Entomological News, 92(2): 75-78

1982[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1982. A new xystodesmid milliped genus and three new species from the Eastern Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina (Polydesmida). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 95(3): 458-477
  • Shelley, R.M. 1982. Confirmation of the status of Euryurus mississippiensis (Causey), with congeneric records from the Gulf States (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Platyrhacidae). Florida Entomologist, 65(2): 254-263
  • Shelley, R.M. 1982. Revision of the milliped genus Auturus (Polydesmida: Platyrhacidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 60: 3249-3267

1983[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1983. A new milliped of the genus Delophon from Missisippi (Callipodida: Caspiopetalidae). Entomological News, 94(1): 11-14
  • Shelley, R.M. 1983. New records and species of the milliped genus Caralinda (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Florida Entomologist, 66(4): 407-415
  • Shelley, R.M. 1983. Parvulodesmus prolixogonus, a new genus and species of xystodesmid milliped from South Carolina (Polydesmida). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 96(1): 121-126
  • Shelley, R.M. 1983. The status of Cleptoria divergens (Chamberlin) (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Myriapodologica, 1 (12): 81-89.

1984[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1984. A new xystodesmid milliped genus and five new species from the coastal plain of Alabama (Polydesmida). Florida Entomologist, 67(3): 453-464
  • Shelley, R.M. 1984. A revision of the milliped genus Dicellarius with a revalidation of the genus Thrinaxoria (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 97(3): 473-512
  • Shelley, R.M. 1984. A synopsis of the milliped genus Abacion Rafinesque (Callipodida: Caspiopetalidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 62: 980-988
  • Shelley, R.M. 1984. Revision of the milliped genus Cheiropus (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 97(2): 263-284
  • Shelley, R.M. 1984. Revision of the milliped genus Dynoria (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 97(1): 90-102

1986[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1986. A reconsideration of the milliped genus Sigmoria, with a revision of Deltotaria and an analysis of the genera in the tribe Apheloriini (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 35: 1-223. Philadelphia

1987[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1987. Are allopatric/parapatric mosaic complexes widespread in the Diplopoda ?. Abstracts, 7th International Congress of Myriapodology, 45
  • Shelley, R.M. 1987. The milliped Stenodesmus tuobitus (Chamberlin) (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae) in Texas and New Mexico. National Geographic Research, 3(3): 336-342
  • Shelley, R.M. 1987. The scolopendromorph centipedes of North Carolina, with a taxonomoc assessment of Scolopocryptops gracilis peregrinator (Crabill) (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha). Florida Entomologist, 10(4): 498-512

1988[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1988. The millipeds of eastern Canada (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 66: 1638-1663

1989[edit]

  • Gardner, M.R. & Shelley, R.M. 1989. New records, species and genera of Caseyid Millipeds from the Pacific Coast of North America (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Caseyidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 65(2): 177-268.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1989. Revision of the milliped family Eurymerodesmidae (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidea). Memoirs of the American Entomological Society, 37: 1-112. Philadelphia
  • Shelley, R.M. 1989. Rhysodesmus chisosi new species, a biogeographically significant milliped from the Chisos Mountains, Texas (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Southwestern Naturalist, 34(2): 219-224. Austin
  • Shelley, R.M. 1989. The milliped genus Texophon Chamberlin and the new tribe Texophonini (Callipodida: Schizopetalidae). Southwestern Naturalist, 34(3): 381-391. Austin

1990[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1990. A naturalist at Appomattox. Virginia Explorer, 6: 9
  • Shelley, R.M. 1990. A new milliped of the genus Metaxycheir from the Pacific coast of Canada (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae), with remarks on the tribe Chonaphini and the western Canadian and Alaskan diplopod fauna. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 68: 2310-2322
  • Shelley, R.M. 1990. Are allopatric/parapatric mosaic complexes widespread in the Diplopoda?. In: Minelli, A. [Ed.], Proceedings of the 7th International Congress of Myriapodology. E.J. Brill, Leiden, 480pp., 23
  • Shelley, R.M. 1990. Book review: Kevan, D. K. McE & G. G. E. Scudder. 1989. Illustrated keys to the families of terrestrial arthropods of Canada. 1. Myriapods (millipedes, centipedes etc.). Pan-Pacific Entomologist, 66(2): 177-180
  • Shelley, R.M. 1990. Discovery of the millipede Craspedosoma rawlinsii Leach in the New World (Chordeumatida: Craspedosomatidae). Entomologist's monthly magazine, 126: 117
  • Shelley, R.M. 1990. Occurence of the milliped Auturus erythropygos erythropygos (Brandt) in Virginia (Polydesmida: Platyrhacidae). Brimleyana, 16: 61-62
  • Shelley, R.M. 1990. Occurence of the millipeds Thrinaxoria lampra (Chamberlin) and Stenodesmus tuobitus (Chamberlin) in eastern and southern Texas (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Southwestern Naturalist, 35(1): 96-97. Austin
  • Shelley, R.M. 1990. The centipede Theatops posticus (Say) (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae) in the southwestern United States and Mexico. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 68(12): 2637-2644

1991[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1991. A fourth genus of small-bodied xystodesmid millipeds from the southeastern coastal plain (Polydesmida). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 93(2): 244-247
  • Shelley, R.M. 1991. Deletion of the centipede Theatops spinicaudus (Wood) from the Hawaiian Fauna (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 31: 182-184

1992[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1992. Distribution of the centipede Scolopocryptops sexspinosus (SAY) in Alaska and Canada (Scolopendromprpha: Cryptopidae). Insecta Mundi, 6(1): 23-28
  • Shelley, R.M. 1992. Occurence of the milliped Stenodesmus tuobitus (Chamberlin), west of the Rio Grande (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Insecta Mundi, 6(1): 19-22
  • Whitehead, D.R. & Shelley, R.M. 1992. Mimicry among aposematic Appalachian xystodesmid millipeds (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidea). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 94(2): 177-188

1993[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1993. A new xystodesmid milliped genus and species from Oregon and Washington (Polydesmida). Myriapodologica, 2 (13): 91-100.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1993. Harpagonopus confluentus Loomis, a pacific coast milliped of the United States and Mexico (Polydesmida: Trichopolydesmoidea). Myriapodologica, 2 (11): 73-81.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1993. Revision of the millipede genus Scytonotus Koch (Polydesmida: Polydesmidae). Brimleyana , 19: 1-60
  • Shelley, R.M. 1993. The milliped genus Orophe Chamberlin (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Insecta Mundi, 7(3): 175-182
  • Shelley, R.M. 1993. The milliped genus Underwoodia (Chordeumatida: Caseyidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 71: 168-176
  • Shelley, R.M. 1993. The millipede genus Isaphe Cook (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 71: 1161-1168
  • Shelley, R.M. 1993. The myriapod types of Oscar Harger (Arthropoda: Diplopoda, Chilopoda). Brimleyana, 18: 1-17

1994[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1994. Abraham Ezra Michelbacher (1899-1991). Bulletin du Centre International de Myriapodologie, 27: 3
  • Shelley, R.M. 1994. Revision of the milliped family Paeromopodidae, and elevation of the Aprosphylosomatinae to family status (Julida: Paeromopodoidea). Entomologica scandinavica, 25: 169-214. Lund
  • Shelley, R.M. 1994. The Chonaphini, a biogeographically significant millipede tribe in eastern and western north America (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Brimleyana , 20: 111-203
  • Shelley, R.M. 1994. The milliped family Nearctodesmidae in northwestern North America, with accounts of Sakophallus and S. simplex Chamberlin (Polydesmida). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 72(3): 470-495

1995[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1995. Parcipromus, n. gen., a xystodesmid milliped genus from the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California (Polydesmida). Myriapodologica, 3(7): 53-70.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1995. The milliped family Hirudisomatidae in the New World (Polyzoniida). Brimleyana , 23: 103-143
  • Shelley, R.M. 1995. The Sigmocheirini, a xystodesmid milliped tribe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains, California, U. S. A. (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Entomologica scandinavica, 26: 339-360.
  • Whitney, C. L.; Shelley, R.M. 1995. Occurrence of the milliped Ergodesmus compactus Chamberlin in Canada (Polydesmida: Nearctodesmidae). Insecta Mundi, 9(3-4): 277-278

1996[edit]

  • Bouchet, P.; Backeljau, T.; Shelley, R.M. 1996. Comments on the proposal to remove the homonymy between Plutoniinae Bollman, 1893 (Arthropoda, Chilopoda) and Plutoniinae Cockerell, 1893 (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 53(2): 120
  • Hoffman, R. L.; Shelley, R.M. 1996. The identity of Scolopendra marginata Say (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae). Myriapodologica, 4(5): 35-42.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1996. A description of Siphonophora portoricensis Brandt (Diplopoda: Siphonophorida: Siphonophoridae), with a catalogue of ordinal representatives in the New World. Journal of Natural History, 30(12): 1799-1814
  • Shelley, R.M. 1996. Nepalozonium trimaculatum, n. gen., n. sp. (Diplopoda: Polyzoniida: Hirudisomatidae): First record of the order and family from central Asia. Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 98(4): 677-680
  • Shelley, R.M. 1996. Revision of the milliped genus Xystocheir Cook (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 74(7): 1336-1363
  • Shelley, R.M. 1996. The identity of Alpertia lunatifrons Loomis, with records of introduced polydesmids from northwestern North America, deletion of Polydesmus racovitzai Brolemann, and identfication of invalid taxa (Polydesmida:Polydesmidae). Myriapodologica, 4(3): 17-20.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1996. The milliped genus Utadesmus Chamberlin & Hoffman (Polydesmida: Polydesmidae). Myriapodologica, 4(2): 9-16.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1996. The milliped order Callipodida in western North America (Schizopetalidae: Tynommatinae), and a summary of the New World fauna. Entomologica scandinavica, 27: 25-64. Lund
  • Shelley, R.M. 1996. The milliped order Siphonophorida in the United States and northern Mexico. Myriapodologica, 4(4): 21-33.

1997[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1997. A re-evaluation of the milliped genus Motyxia Chamberlin, with a re-diagnosis of the tribe Xystocheirini and remarks on the bioluminescence. Insecta Mundi, 11(3-4): 331-351
  • Shelley, R.M. 1997. Colactoides grandis, n. gen., n. sp., a new callipodid milliped from Chihuahua (Schizopetalidae: Tynommatinae: Colactidini). Myriapodologica, 5(3): 33-39.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1997. Corypus kavanaughi, n. sp., a large-bodied chordeumatoid milliped from Idaho, with a review of the genus (Conotylidae). Myriapodologica, 4(14): 121-125.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1997. Diuncustoma cylindricum, n. gen., n. sp., a rhachodesmid milliped with two gnathochilarial projections (Polydesmida). Myriapodologica, 4(10): 85-88.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1997. The Holarctic centipede subfamily Plutoniuminae (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae) (nomen correctum ex subfamily Plutoniinae Bollman, 1893). Brimleyana, 24: 50-113
  • Shelley, R.M. 1997. The identity of Polydesmus sastianus Chamberlin, proposal of a new milliped genus, and remarks on the identity of Phreatodesmus hastingsus (Chamberlin) (Polydesmida: Poyldesmidae). Myriapodologica, 4(8): 59-67.

1998[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1998. Deletion of the milliped Vanhoeffenia tristriatus (Attems) from the Hawaiian fauna (Polydesmida: Dalodesmidae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 56: 57-58
  • Shelley, R.M. 1998. Interception of the milliped Rhinotus purpureus (Pocock) at quarantine, and potential introduction of the order and family into the Hawaiian Islands (Polyzoniida: Siphonotidae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 56: 54-55
  • Shelley, R.M. 1998. Occurrence of milliped Trigoniulus corallinus (Gervais) on O'ahu and Kaua'i (Spirobolida: Pachybolidae: Trigoniulinae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 56: 55-57
  • Shelley, R.M. 1998. Occurrence of the milliped Glyphiulus granulatus (Gervais) in the Hawaiian Islands (Spirostreptida: Cambalidea: Cambalopsidae). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 56: 36-37
  • Shelley, R.M. 1998. The milliped family Polyzoniidae in North America, with a classification of the global fauna (Diplopoda Polyzoniida). Arthropoda Selecta, 6(3-4): 3-34.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1998. The milliped genus Onychelus Cook (Spirobolida: Atopetholidae: Onychelinae). Myriapodologica, 5(11): 111-117.

1999[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 1999. A second east-nearctic species of Rhysodesmus Cook (Polydesmidae: Xystodesmidae). Myriapodologica, 6(3): 19-22.
  • Shelley, R.M. 1999. Centipedes and millipedes with emphasis on North American fauna. Kansas School Naturalist, 45(3): 1-15. Emporia
  • Shelley, R.M. 1999. Los ciempies y milpies, con enfasis en la fauna de America del Norte. Mundos Subterráneos, 10: 2-16
  • Shelley, R.M. 1999. New Trachelodesminine millipeds from Northern South America, with a key to tribal genera (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae). Papéis avulsos do Departamento de zoologia, 41(4): 59-65.

2000[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. A new callipodid milliped genus and species from Sinaloa, with the proposal of a new tribe in the subfamily Tynommatinae (Schizopetalidae). Myriapodologica, 6(9): 83-86.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. A new diplopod off the genus Caralinda Hoffman from South Carolina (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Myriapodologica, 6(15): 149-150.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. Annotated checklist of the millipeds of Florida (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Insecta Mundi, 14(4): 241-251
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. Annotated checklist of the millipeds of North Carolina (Arthropoda: Diplopoda), with remarks on the genus Sigmoria Chamberlin (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 116(3): 177-205
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. Chondromorpha xanthotricha, (Polydesmida: Paradoxosomatidae) a new milliped for the continental United States. Entomological News, 111(5): 370
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. Neotype designation for the centipede, Mycotheres leucopoda Rafinesque (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae). Myriapodologica, 7: 15-17
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. Occurrence of the centipede, Dinocryptops miersii (Newport) (Scolopendromorpha: Scolopocryptopidae), in Tobago, Trinidad and Tobago. Caribbean Journal of Science, 36(1-2): 155-156
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. Parajulid studies II. The sugbenus Hakiulus Chamberlin (Julida: Parajulidae: Parajulinae: Aniulini). Myriapodologica, 6(14): 121-145.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. Parajulid studies III. The genus Gyniulus Loomis (Parajulinae: Aniulini). Myriapodologica, 7(3): 19-28
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. Revision of the milliped subfamily Desmoninae (Polydesmida: Sphaeriodesmidae). Myriapodologica, 6(5): 27-54.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. The centipede order Scolopendromorpha in the Hawaiian Islands (Chilopoda). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 64: 39-48
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. The milliped genus Piedolus Chamberlin (Spirobolida: Atopetholidae: Arinolinae). Myriapodologica, 6(8): 77-81.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2000. The milliped genus Tirodesmus Cook (Polydesmida: Platyrhacidae). Myriapodologica, 6(7): 69-75.
  • Zapparoli, M. & Shelley, R.M. 2000. The centipede order Lithobiomorpha in the Hawaiian Islands (Chilopoda). I. The epigean fauna. Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 63: 35-49

2001[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 2001. A new family, genus and species in the milliped order Spirobolida from Mexico. Myriapodologica, 7(7): 53-58
  • Shelley, R.M. 2001. A new milliped of the genus Parvulodesmus Shelley from North Carolina, with rediagnoses of the genus and P. prolixogonus Shelley (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Myriapodologica, 7(9): 77-84
  • Shelley, R.M. 2001. A synopsis of the milliped genus Aniulus Chamberlin (Julida: Parajulidae: Parajulinae: Aniulini). Texas Memorial Museum, Speleological Monographs, 5: 73-94
  • Shelley, R.M. 2001. Occurrence of the milliped Pachydesmus crassicutis adsinicolus Hoffman in Florida (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Insecta Mundi, 15(4): 220

2002[edit]

  • McAllister, C.T., Harris, C.S., Shelley, R.M. & McAllister, J.T. 2002. Millipeds (Arthropoda: Diplopoda) of the Ark-La-Tex. I. New distributional and state records for seven counties of the West Gulf Coastal Plain of Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 56: 91-94
  • McAllister, C.T., Shelley, R.M. & McAllister, J.T. 2002. Millipeds (Arthropoda: Diplopoda) of Ark-La-Tex. II. Distributional records for some species of western and central Arkansas and eastern and southeastern Oklahoma. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 56: 95-98
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. A new milliped of the genus Lepturodesmus from Tobago (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae). Caribbean Journal of Science, 38(1-2): 146-147
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. A synopsis of the North American centipedes of the order Scolopendromorpha (Chilopoda). Virginia Museum of Natural History, memoir, 5: 1-108.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. Annotated checklist of the millipeds of California (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Monographs of the Western North American Naturalist, 1: 90-115
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. Narceus woodruffi Causey, a forgotten milliped species (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae). Insecta Mundi, 16(1-2): 25-29
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. Parajulid milliped studies V. The genera Pseudojulus Bollman and Arvechambus Causey (Parajulinae: Aniulini). Insecta Mundi, 16(4): 191-204
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. Redescription of the milliped Myrmecodesmus mundus (Chamberlin) (Polydesmida: Pyrgodesmidae). Zootaxa, 115: 1-6.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. The milliped genus Oriulus Chamberlin (Julida: Parajulidae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 80(1): 100-109
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. The millipeds of central Canada (Arthropoda: Diplopoda), with reviews of the Canadian fauna and diplopod faunistic studies. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 80(11): 1863-1875
  • Shelley, R.M. 2002. Thrinaxoria paynei, a new species of pachydesminine milliped from Georgia (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Entomological News, 113(2): 144-146

2003[edit]

  • Chagas, A. Jr. & Shelley, R.M. 2003. The centipede genus Newportia Gervais, 1847, in Mexico: description of a new troglomorphic species; redescription of N. sabina; revival of N. azteca; and a summary of the fauna (Scolopendromorpha: Scolopocryptopidae: Newportiinae). Zootaxa, 379: 1-20.
  • McAllister, C.T., Shelley, R.M. 2003. Millipeds (Arthropoda: Diplopoda) of the Ark-La-Tex. IV. New geographic distribution records from southcentral and southeastern Oklahoma. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 83: 83-86
  • McAllister, C.T., Shelley, R.M. & McAllister, J.T. 2003. Geographic distribution records for scolopendromorph centipedes (Arthropoda: Chilopoda) from Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 57: 111-114
  • McAllister, C.T., Shelley, R.M. & McAllister, J.T. 2003. Millipeds (Arthropoda: Diplopoda) of the Ark-La-Tex. III. Additional records from Arkansas. Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science, 57: 115-121
  • Shear, W.A., Shelley, R.M. & Heatwole, H. 2003. Occurrence of the milliped Sinocallipus simplipodicus Zhang, 1993 in Laos, with reviews of the Southeast Asian and global callipodidan faunas, and remarks on the phylogenetic position of the order (Callipodida: Sinocallipodidea: Sinocallipodidae). Zootaxa, 365: 1-20.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2003. A new polydesmid milliped genus and two new species from Oregon and Washington, U. S. A., with a review of Bidentogon Buckett and Gardner, 1968, and a summary of the family in Western North America (Polydesmida: Polydesmidae). Zootaxa, 296: 1-12.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2003. A revised, annotated, family-level classification of the Diplopoda. Arthropoda Selecta, 11(3): 187-207.
  • Shelley, R.M. 2003. Otocryptops gracilis berkeleyensis Verhoef, 1938, a synonym of Scolopocryptops gracilis Wood, 1862 (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopocryptopidae). Entomological News, 114(1): 57
  • Shelley, R.M. 2003. Redescription of the milliped Amphelictogon subterraneus bahamiensis Chamberlin, 1918, with an assessment of the family Chelodesmidae in the Bahamas (Polydesmida: Leptodesmidea). Zootaxa, 180: 1-8.
  • Sierwald, P., Shear, W.A., Shelley, R.M. & Bond, J.E. 2003. Millipede phylogeny revisited in the light of the enigmatic order Siphoniulida. Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research, 41: 87-99. Oxford

2004[edit]

  • Bonato, L., Foddai, D., Minelli, A. & Shelley, R.M. 2004. The centipede order Geophilomorpha in the Hawaiian Islands (Chilopoda). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers. 78: 13-32.
  • Chagas, A. Jr. & Shelley, R.M. 2004. Rediscovery and redescription of the centipede Paracryptops inexpectus Chamberlin, 1914, with an account of the genus (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae: Cryptopinae). Zootaxa, 475: 1-8.
  • McAllister, C.T., Shelley, R.M. & Cameron, M. L. 2004. Significant new distribution records for the centipede, Theatops posticus (Say) (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha, Cryptopidae), from Oklahoma, with four new records from the Ark-La-Tex. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 84: 73-74
  • McAllister, C.T., Shelley, R.M. & Moore, D.I. 2004. Noteworthy records of the millipeds, Eurymerodesmus angularis and E. mundus (Polydesmida: Eurymerodesmidae), from northeastern and westcentral Texas. Texas Journal of Science, 56(1): 73-77
  • Shear, W.A. & Shelley, R.M. 2004. Introduction of the milliped, Cleidogona nantahala Shear, in New England, U.S.A. (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Cleidogonidae). Entomological News, 115(2): 71-77
  • Shelley, R.M. 2004. Occurrences of the centipedes, Scolopendra morsitans L. and S. subspinipes Leach, on Pacific Islands (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae). Entomological News, 115(2): 78-83
  • Shelley, R.M. 2004: The milliped family Pyrgodesmidae in the continental USA, with the first record of Poratia digitata (Porat) from the Bahamas (Diplopoda: Polydesmida). Journal of natural history 38(9): 1159-1181. doi: 10.1080/0022293031000071550 Reference page

2005[edit]

  • Lewis, J.G.E., Edgecombe, G.D. & Shelley, R.M. 2005. A proposed standardised terminology for the external taxonomic characters of the Scolopendromorpha (Chilopoda). Fragmenta Faunistica Hungarica, 48(1): 1-8
  • McAllister, C.T. & Shelley, R.M. 2005. Discovery of the milliped, Auturus louisianus louisianus (Chamberlin, 1918), in Texas (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Euryuridae). Entomological News, 116(3): 187-188
  • McAllister, C.T. & Shelley, R.M. 2005. Discovery of the milliped, Tiganogona brownae Chamberlin (Diplopoda: Chordeumatida: Cleidogonidae) in Central Oklahoma; westernmost records for the family and genus. Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science, 85: 79-80
  • McAllister, C.T. & Shelley, R.M. & Enghoff, H. & Ramsey, Z. D. 2005. Distribution of the milliped Virgoiulus minutus (Brandt, 1841): First records from Mississippi, Oklahoma, and Texas (Julida: Blaniulidae). Western North American Naturalist, 65(2): 258-266
  • Shelley, R.M. & Mercurio, R. 2005. Ectonocryptoides quadrimeropus, a new centipede genus and species from Jalisco, Mexico; proposal of Ectonocryptopinae, analysis of subfamilial relationships, and a key to subfamilies and genera of the Scolopocryptopidae (Scolopendromorpha). Zootaxa, 1094: 25–40. Abstract & excerpt

2006[edit]

  • Lewis, J.G.E. & Minelli, A. & Shelley, R.M. 2006. Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes on scolopendrid centipedes (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae). Zootaxa, 1155: 35-40
  • McAllister, C.T. & Shelley, R.M. & Robison, H.W. 2006. Additional distributional records for scolopendromorph centipedes (Chilopoda) from Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas, with the first report of Theatops spinicaudus (wood) (Cryptopidae) from Texas. Texas Journal of Science, 58(4): 299-308
  • Shelley, R.M. 2006. A chronological catalog of the New World species of Scolopendra L., 1758 (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae). Zootaxa, 1253: 1-50
  • Shelley, R.M. 2006. Nomenclator generum et familiarum Chilopodorum II: A list of the genus- and family-group names in the Class Chilopoda from 1958 through 2005. Zootaxa, 1198: 1-20
  • Shelley, R.M. 2006. The holotype of the milliped, Narceus woodruffi Causey, 1959 (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Spirobolidae), from Florida, U.S.A. Entomological News, 117(2): 235-236

2007[edit]

  • Guarisco, H., Liggett, C. & Shelley, R.M. 2007. Rediscovery of the centipede Scolopendra heros (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae) in southeastern Colorado. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science, 110(3-4): 274-275
  • Shear, W.A. & Shelley, R.M. 2007. The milliped genus Tidesmus Chamberlin, 1943 (Polydesmida: Macrosternodesmidae). Zootaxa, 1656: 51-68
  • Shear, W.A. & Shelley, R.M. 2007. Tingupa tlingitorum, n. sp., a new milliped from Haines, Alaska, USA, with notes on the generic distribution and a revised key to species (Chordeumatida: Tingupidae). Zootaxa, 1393: 53-59
  • Shelley, R.M. 2007. A fourth bahamian record of the milliped, Amphelictogon subterraneus bahamiensis Chamberlin, 1918 (Polydesmida : Chelodesmidae). Entomological News, 118(3): 323-324
  • Shelley, R.M. 2007. Arvechamboides ocala, n. gen., n. sp., a new aniulinine milliped from peninsular Florida, USA (Julida: Parajulidae). Zootaxa, 1440: 61-68
  • Shelley, R.M. 2007. Occurrence of the centipede, Paracryptops inexpectus Chamberlin, 1914, in Barbados (Scolopendromorpha : Cryptopidae : Cryptopinae). Entomological News, 118(3): 315-316
  • Shelley, R.M. 2007. Occurrence of the milliped genus Scytonotus C. L. Koch, 1847 (Polydesmida : Polydesmidae) in Alberta, Canada. Entomological News, 118(3): 319-320
  • Shelley, R.M. 2007. Rediagnoses of the milliped genera Pseudojulus Bollman, 1887, and Arvechambus Causey, 1963, in the southeastern USA; description of P. mississippiensis, n. sp. and proposal of the subtribe Pseudojulina (Julida: Parajulidae: Parajulinae: Aniulini). Zootaxa, 1541: 1-16
  • Shelley, R.M. 2007. Taxonomy of extant Diplopoda (Millipeds) in the modern era: Perspectives for future advancements and observations on the global diplopod community (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Zootaxa, 1668: 343-362

2008[edit]

  • Shear, W.A. & Shelley, R.M. 2008. Cave millipeds of the United States. VI. Sequoiadesmus krejcae, n. gen., n. sp., from Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California, USA (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Polydesmidea, Macrosternodesmidae). Zootaxa, 1693: 41-48
  • Shelley, R.M. 2008. Way Down South: The milliped family Parajulidae (Julida: Parajulini) in Mexico and Central America; first records from El Salvador and the Baja California Peninsula. Zootaxa, 1893: 1-37
  • Shelley, R.M. & Mercurio, R. 2008: Redescription and illustrations of the centipede, Ectonocryptops kraepelini Crabill, 1977 (Scolopendromorpha: Scolopocryptopidae: Ectonocryptopinae). Zootaxa, 1824: 65–68. Abstract & excerpt

2009[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 2009. The milliped families Spirostreptidae (Spirostreptida) and Paradoxosomatidae (Polydesmida) in the Middle East; first records of the Diplopoda from Saudi Arabia. Insecta Mundi. 0083: 1-6.
  • Stoev, P. & Shelley, R.M. 2009. The millipede order Callipodida in Mexico, with descriptions of a new genus and species from Sonora (Schizopetalidae). In: Roble and Mitchell (eds.): 2009 - A Lifetime of Contributions to Myriapodology and the Natural History of Virginia: A Festschrift in Honor of Richard L. Hoffman’s 80th Birthday. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 16: 159-165.

2011[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. & Golovatch, S.I. 2011. Atlas of myriapod biogeography. I. Indigenous ordinal and supra-ordinal distributions in the Diplopoda: Perspectives on taxon origins and ages, and a hypothesis on the origin and early evolution of the class. Insecta Mundi, 158:1-134.

2014[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M. 2014. A summary of the milliped faunas of Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Kashmir (Arthropoda: Diplopoda). Insecta Mundi. 0368: 1-7.
  • Shelley, R.M.; Floyd, S.D. 2014: Expanded concept of the milliped family Spirobolidae (Diplopoda: Spirobolida: Spirobolidea): Proposals of Aztecolini n. tribe and Floridobolinae/ini and Tylobolini n. stats.; (re)descriptions of Floridobolus and F. penneri, both Causey, 1957, and F. orini n. sp.; hypotheses on origins and affinities. Insecta mundi, (357) Abstract and full article (PDF) Reference page
  • Shelley, R.M., Morrill, E.D., & Faber, D.A. 2014. A julid milliped in Chilean Patagonia, and a compilation of ordinal representatives in South America and associated islands (Diplopoda: Julida).Insecta Mundi 0366: 1–8
  • Shelley, R.M.; Phillips, G.J.; Bernard, E.C. 2014: A third species of the endemic Floridian milliped genus Floridobolus Causey, 1957 (Spirobolida: Spirobolidae: Floridobolinae). Insecta mundi, (0399) Full article (PDF) Reference page
  • Shelley, R.M.; Richart, C.H. 2014: Tynommatidae, n. stat., a family of western North American millipeds: Hypotheses on origins and affinities; tribal elevations; rediagnoses of Diactis Loomis, 1937, and Florea and Caliactis, both Shelley, 1996; and description of D. hedini, n. sp. (Callipodida: Schizopetalidea). Insecta mundi, (0340) Full article (PDF) Reference page
  • Shelley, R.M., Smith, J.M., & Ross, D.J. 2014. Variation and pigmentation in the milliped, Xystocheir brachymacris Shelley, 1996, from the northern Sierra Nevada foothills, California, USA (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae: Xystocheirini). Insecta Mundi 0371: 1–6

2015[edit]

  • Shelley, R.M., Espino, A.O., & Robles, M.Á.G. 2015. A contribution on the Middle American milliped family Rhachodesmidae (Polydesmida: Leptodesmidea: Rhachodesmoidea): description of Tiphallus torreon n. sp., the first species from Coahuila, Mexico; first records from Belize; and depiction of the (super) familial distribution. Insecta Mundi 0423: 1–10
  • Shelley, R.M., & Smith, J.M. 2015. The enigmatic milliped genus Pandirodesmus Silvestri 1932 and description of a new species from Tobago represented by males (Polydesmida: Leptodesmidea: Chelodesmidae: Chelodesminae: Pandirodesmini). Insecta Mundi 0444: 1-15

2016[edit]

  • Bass, D., Tedford, K., Harlin, C.B., & Shelley, R.M. (2016, July). Additional Distribution Records of Scolopendromorph Centipedes in Oklahoma. In Proceedings of the Oklahoma Academy of Science (Vol. 95).
  • Phillips, G., Bernard, E.C., Pivar, R.J., Moulton, J.K., & Shelley, R.M. 2016. Coronostoma claireae n. sp.(Nematoda: Rhabditida: Oxyuridomorpha: Coronostomatidae) from the Indigenous Milliped Narceus gordanus (Chamberlain, 1943)(Diplopoda: Spirobolida) in Ocala National Forest, Florida. Journal of nematology, 48(3), 159.
  • Shelley, R.M., & Smith, J.M. 2016. Parajulid milliped studies XI: Initial assessment of the tribe Gosiulini (Diplopoda: Julida).

2017[edit]

  • Lindley, T.T., Molinari, J., Shelley, R.M., & Steger, B.N. 2017. A fourth account of centipede (Chilopoda) predation on bats. Insecta Mundi 0573: 1–4.
  • Shelley, R.M., Phillips, G., & Smith, J.M. 2017. A contribution on the neglected milliped genus Apheloria Chamberlin 1921 (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae/-inae: Apheloriini): Neotype designation and description of Julus virginiensis Drury 1770. Insecta Mundi 0571: 1-12

2018[edit]

  • De, T.A., Shelley, R.M. & Rafael, J.A. 201. Xanthotropis, a new genus in the Neotropical millipede subfamily Aphelidesminae (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Aphelidesmidae). Zootaxa, 4471(2), 351-360.
  • Shelley, R.M., & Smith, J.M. 201. Expanded concept and revised taxonomy of the milliped family Xystodesmidae Cook, 1895 (Polydesmida: Leptodesmidea: Xystodesmoidea): incorporations of Euryuridae Pocock, 1909 and Eurymerodesmidae Causey, 1951, taxon revivals/proposals/transferrals, and a distributional update. Insecta Mundi. 0660: 1–41

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