Rhysodesmus otomitus (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: 216

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Rhysodesmus otomitus (Saussure, 1859)
status

 

otomitus Saussure, 1859a: 322  [ Polydesmus  ( Fontaria  )].

Plateau du Mexique. Unspecified series.

Saussure (1860) gave a more detailed description of both sexes, although based on apparently immature specimens. The MHNG collection has two dry specimens under the name Fontaria otomitus  . One is card-mounted and has the label “♀ Puebla, Mexique, M H de Saussure,” the other is directly pinned with a small piece of card supporting the centre of the specimen and is unlabelled. Hoffman (1999) stated that he had only found one immature ♂ in the MHNG, it is unclear whether this refers to the unlabelled specimen. Both specimens are presumably syntypes.

Rhysodesmus otomitus (Saussure, 1859) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Xystodesmidae

Genus

Rhysodesmus

Loc

Rhysodesmus otomitus (Saussure, 1859)

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

otomitus

Saussure 1859: 322
1859
Loc

Fontaria

Gray 1832
1832