The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Hylekobolus latifrons Wesener, 2009

Wide-headed wood-millipede



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record 1926.

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Madagascar (southeastern)












Original scientific description:

Wesener, T., Enghoff, H.and Sierwald, P. 2009. Review of the Spirobolida on Madagascar, with descriptions of twelve new genera, including three genera of 'Fire Millipedes' (Diplopoda). Zookeys 19: 1-128.


Other references:

Harper, G.J., Steininger, M.K., Tucker, C.J., Juhn, D. and Hawkins, F. 2007. Fifty years of deforestation and forest fragmentation in Madagascar. Environmental Conservation 34: 325-333.

Rudolf, E. & Wesener, T. 2017. Hylekobolus latifrons. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T80582657A80582685. Downloaded on 29 May 2017.


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