Biological Records Centre Provisional Atlases
A number of old texts 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
Woodlice in Britain and Ireland: distribution and habitat (
Harding & Sutton, 1985). 151pp. ~ download pdf here
Provisional atlas of the crustacea of the British Isles. Part 1 Isopoda: Oniscoidea - Woodlice. (Harding, 1976). 50pp.
Faune de France
[Unfortunately, Millipedes, part 2, was never published]
Vandel (1962) Faune de France 66 - Woodlice, part 2, has yet to be scanned.
Cloporteweb - the Woodlice of France
Information for those who wish to expand their woodlousing into continental Europe (text in French):
The German Myriapoda journal SCHUBARTIANA now has a dedicated website ~ www.schubartiana.de. All past articles within Volumes 1 to 5 are downloadable as pdf, many relevant to our UK fauna. Click on tab to 'All Issues' on left-hand side.
At time of writing (June 2017) Volume 6 appears to be well underway, with additional articles due to be published when available.
World Catalog (checklist) and Bibliography of Woodlice (Isopoda: Oniscidea)
The two PDF-files are available for download, which represent revised and updated versions (to 2004) of the following hard-copy publications:
SCHMALFUSS, H. & WOLF-SCHWENNINGER, K. (2002): A bibliography of terrestrial isopods (Crustacea, Isopoda, Oniscidea). – Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A, Nr. 639: 120 pp.; Stuttgart.
SCHMALFUSS, H. (2003): World catalog of terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea). – Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, Serie A, Nr. 654: 341 pp.; Stuttgart.
Note: The curent World list of Isopoda
(including woodlice and waterlice) is is maintained by the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History - http://www.nmnh.si.edu/iz/isopod/
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: http://chilobase.bio.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.
The key is freely available through the web at: http://www.biologia.unipd.it/chilokey/ or http://www.interactive-keys.eu/chilokey/