A number of publications (identification guides, distribution atlases, etc) of interest to British and Irish workers are publicly and freely available online. A selection is listed below (also see 'Additional Resources').
Modern County Distribution Atlases
Early Species Distribution Atlases
Atlases covering Britain and Ireland
Several earlier atlases are available online as scanned pdf files.
- Provisional atlas of the centipedes of the British Isles (Barber & Keay, 1988). 127pp. ~ download pdf here
- Preliminary atlas of the millipedes of the British Isles (British Myriapod Group, 1988). 65pp. ~ download pdf here
Local or County Atlases
- Millipedes, Centipedes and Woodlice of the Sheffield Area (Richards, P., 1995) ~ download pdf here
Atlas of Oxfordshire Myriapoda: Millipedes & Centipedes (Gregory, S. & Campbell, J., 1996) ~ download pdf here
European and beyond...
Faune de France
Many of the earlier volumes of the Fauna de France series are now available online to download free in pdf format. The complete list can be found at: http://www.faunedefrance.org/.This includes:
- Brolemann (1932) Faune de France 25 - Centipedes
- Brolemann (1935) Faune de France 29 - Millipedes, part 1
- [Unfortunately, Millipedes, part 2, was never published]
The German Myriapoda journal SCHUBARTIANA now has a dedicated website ~ www.schubartiana.de. All previous articles are downloadable as pdf, many relevant to our UK fauna. Click on tab to 'All Issues' on left-hand side.
Centre Internationale de Myriapodologie (CIM) ~ Myriapod literature search
Publicly and freely available at https://myriapodology.org/myrlit
ChiloBase - World Catalogue (checklist) of Centipedes
ChiloBase is intended to be a catalogue of all known centipedes (Chilopoda) of the world. It is an electronic database, publicly and freely available at: chilobase.biologia.unipd.it.
ChiloKey - Interactive Key to European Centipedes
ChiloKey is a matrix-based, interactive key to all 179 species of Geophilomorpha (Chilopoda) recorded from Europe. It is intended to assist in identification of subadult and adult specimens, by means of microscopy and simple dissection techniques whenever necessary.
MilliBase - World Catalogue (checklist) of Millipedes
MilliBase is intended to be a catalogue of all known centipedes (Chilopoda) of the world. It is an electronic database, publicly and freely available at: www.millibase.org/
Myriatrix ~ The Fellegship of the Rings
Myriatrix is the proposed Virtual Research Environment of the International Society of Myriapodology (CIM).
It is publicly and freely available at: http://myriatrix.myspecies.info/