oa Madoqua - Habitat use during winter relative to water balance in a harpagophorid millipede from the Namib Desert
|Article Title||Habitat use during winter relative to water balance in a harpagophorid millipede from the Namib Desert|
|© Publisher:||Namibian Ministry of Environment and Tourism|
|Affiliations||1 *Department of Biology, The University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA. **Desert Ecological Research Unit, Gobabeb, South West Africa/Namibia|
|Publication Date||Jan 1983|
|Pages||243 - 250|
|Keyword(s)||Apodous, Granitic boulders, Gut contents, Haemolymph osmolality, Inselberg populations, Metazoan symbionts, Ocelli, Podous diplosegments, Thelastomatid nematodes and Water uptake|
Aspects of habitat, population, and water balance in a harpagophorid millipede (probably Harpagophora nigra Attems) were studied from winter-collected specimens in the Namib Desert. Most individuals were relatively small occupying soil adjacent to granite boulders of an inselberg at Mirabib Hills.
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