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Revista Brasileira de Zoologia

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Rev. Bras. Zool. vol.7 no.4 Curitiba  1990 

Morphology of the testicles of some brazilian species of Diplopoda and their phyllogenetic relations



Carmem Silvia Fontanetti

Depto. de Biologia - Institute de Biociências - UNESP - Campus de Rio Claro - Caixa Postal 178 - CEP 13500 - Rio Claro - São Paulo




The morphology of the testicles of some Brazilian species of Diplopoda is described. One type is scalariform, with two deferent ducts and the other consists of some single deferent duct. Phyllogenetic considerations on the structure are made.



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I thank Profº Dr. Alejo Mesa for his orientation, Dr. Richard Hoffman for the identification of the species, Profª Eda Flávia L. Patrício for English correction and FAPESP and CNPq for financial support during the research.



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