Pauropus huxleyi Lubbock, 1867

ID Difficulty


This is the first pauropod to be discovered and was described in 1867 by Sir John Lubbock.

It belongs to family Pauropodidae – a group of more elongated slender species (in contrast to the relatively short and squat Eurypauropoidae).

Lubbock, 1867

Distribution and Habitat

In prep. 

As with all pauropods this is a small and very elusive species, and consequently extremely under-recorded. 


Barber, A.D., Blower, J.G., Scheller, U. (1992). Pauropoda, the smallest myriapods. Bulletin of the British Myriapod Group 8: 13-24.

Oliver, P.G. & Amsden, A.F. (1982). The Pauropoda. Nature in Wales 1: 33-38.

Scheller,U. (1990). A list of the British Pauropoda with a description of a new species of Eurypauropodidae (Myriapoda). Journal of Natural  History 24: 1179-1195.

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