Orthoporus 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

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

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scientific name

Orthoporus otomitus (Saussure, 1859)
status

 

otomitus Saussure, 1859b: 330  [ Julus  ].

Mexique. Unspecified series.

Saussure (1860) gave a more detailed redescription of the ♀, stating that he had eight specimens, all ♀. He gave a number of localities: “Cordova, Vera Cruz, San-Andres- Tuxtla – Oaxaca?” The MHNG collection contains one specimen in alcohol under the name Julus otomitus  . The specimen has been transferred from the dry collection and the original label is illegible. A more recent label states that the specimen was identified as the type of Orthoporus otomitus  by Hoffman in 1975. This specimen is a syntype. There is a syntype in the ZMHB ( Moritz & Fischer, 1974; ZMB212, erroneously referred to as the holotype). A specimen in the NHMW collection (Inventory number 2445, Acquisition number 1866.I.H) donated by Humbert & Saussure is probably another syntype. The NHMW collection also contains a ♂ collected by Friedrichsthal in “Nova Grenada” (Inventory number 2444, Acquisition number 1866.I.51c) and fragments of three ♀ collected by Scherzer in “Central America” (Inventory number 3043, Acquisition number 1866.I.119) which were identified as this species by Humbert & Saussure.

Orthoporus otomitus (Saussure, 1859) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Spirostreptida

Family

Spirostreptidae

Genus

Orthoporus

Loc

Orthoporus otomitus (Saussure, 1859)

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

otomitus

Saussure 1859: 330
1859
Loc

Julus

Linnaeus 1758
1758