The karyotypes of 4 species of Pauropoda belonging to two genera of the family Pauropodidae are studied. The chromosomes of different species are found to vary in number between 2n=12 and 2n=28. This range of variation is similar to that known for Chilopoda and Diplopoda. We also succeeded in analyzing the female meiotic process of two pauropod species which in other myriapods has hitherto proved problematical. Sex determination is of the X0 type for Pauropus furcifer and Pauropus huxleyi, and of the XY type for Allopauropus danicus.
Chromosomes of Pauropoda / Fratello, B; Sabatini, Maria Agnese. - STAMPA. - (1990), pp. 109-114. (Intervento presentato al convegno 7th Int. Congr. of Myriapodology tenutosi a Vittorio veneto nel 19-24 July 1987).