Spirostreptus kandyanus, Humbert, 1865

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: 212

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scientific name

Spirostreptus kandyanus
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kandyanus Humbert, 1865: 49  -50, pl. 4, fig. 20, pl. 5, fig. 20 [ Spirostreptus  ].

Peradenia près Kandy. One ♂ and two ♀.

The MHNG collection contains one ♂ and three ♀ in alcohol under the name Spirostreptus kandijanus  . As mentioned in the original description, the ♀ are paler and smaller than the ♂ (the third ♀, not mentioned in the description, is even smaller than those described). Humbert explicitly based the description solely on the ♂, adding that the ♀ specimens were found with it. de Zoysa et al. (2016) erroneously placed this name as a junior synonym of Thyropygus allevatus (Karsch, 1881)  , citing Hoffman (1982). However, in this publication Hoffman (1982: 36) revised specimens from Thailand identified as S. kandyanus  by Daday, and identified them as T. allevatus  , but his mention of “ Spirostreptus kandyanus  (sensu Daday nec. Humbert, 1866 [sic])” clearly did not bring Humbert’s species into question. The generic placement is uncertain, and the genus Spirostreptus  probably does not occur in Sri Lanka (de Zoysa et al., 2017).

‘Spirostreptus’ kandyanus Humbert, 1865 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Spirostreptida

Family

Spirostreptidae

Genus

Spirostreptus

Loc

Spirostreptus kandyanus

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

kandyanus

Humbert 1865: 49
1865
Loc

Spirostreptus

Brandt 1833
1833