Propolydesmus testaceus (C.L. Koch, 1847)

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari, 2017, An annotated list of the Diplopoda described by Aloïs Humbert alone and with Henri de Saussure, and the Diplopoda from Saussure’s Mexico expedition, Revue suisse de Zoologie 124 (2), pp. 203-224: 213

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.893503

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/03C587F4-FFE0-4619-FF21-F96083E587E7

treatment provided by

Plazi

scientific name

Propolydesmus testaceus (C.L. Koch, 1847)
status

 

macilentus Humbert, 1893: 10  -14, pl. 2, fig. 2 (1-7) [ Polydesmus  ].

[Environs de Genève]. Unspecified series.

Humbert gave a description of his specimens under the name P. macilentus C.L. Koch, 1844  . Attems (1898: 446) recognized that Humbert’s specimens were not of this species, but placed the name P. macilentus Humbert  in the synonymy of P. subintiger Latzel, 1884  rather than replacing it. The MHNG contains some 40 specimens in alcohol, in three jars, under the name Polydesmus subinteger macilentus  . Two jars contain a label reading “ Polydesmus macilentus C.Koch  (Type Humbert) env. Genève coll. Humbert”, apparently in Carl’s handwriting.

The first jar has a vial with some 15 ♀ specimens, the second a vial with some 10 ♂ and 15 ♀ specimens. The third jar contains one ♂ and three ♀ collected near Bex and they are not labelled as types.

A junior synonym of Propolydesmus testaceus (C.L. Koch, 1847) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Polydesmidae

Genus

Propolydesmus

Loc

Propolydesmus testaceus (C.L. Koch, 1847)

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

macilentus

Humbert 1893: 10
1893