Amphelictogon subterraneus subterraneus (Saussure, 1859)

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: 218

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scientific name

Amphelictogon subterraneus subterraneus (Saussure, 1859)
status

 

subterraneus Saussure, 1859a: 323  -324 [ Polydesmus  ( Leptodesmus  )].

Profondeur des grandes cavernes de l’île de Cuba. Unspecified number of ♂ and ♀.

Saussure (1860) stated that he had numerous specimens and gave a more precise locality; “grotte de Cotilla, à dix lieues de la Havane,” to which he added in a footnote “et je crois aussi dans celle de Matanzas.” Carl (1903: 551-552) described the gonopod based on one of the “Originalexemplare.” The MHNG collection contains two ♂ and two ♀ card-mounted specimens under the name Leptodesmus subterraneus  , all of them damaged. Each has the data label “Grottes de Cuba, M H de Saussure” and they are all syntypes. Hoffman (1999) refers to a ♂ holotype in the MHNG without justification. There are three further syntypes in the ZMHB ( Moritz & Fischer, 1978; ZMB208).

Amphelictogon subterraneus subterraneus (Saussure, 1859) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Chelodesmidae

Genus

Amphelictogon

Loc

Amphelictogon subterraneus subterraneus (Saussure, 1859)

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

subterraneus

Saussure 1859: 323
1859
Loc

Leptodesmus

Saussure 1859
1859