Spirobolus acutus ( Humbert & Saussure, 1870 )

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: 204

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

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scientific name

Spirobolus acutus ( Humbert & Saussure, 1870 )
status

 

acutus Humbert & Saussure, 1870: 176  [ Spirostreptus  ].

Brasilia. Unspecified series.

Saussure & Humbert (1872) gave a more detailed redescription of the ♂ only, and the type locality as “Nouvelle-Grenade”. No specimens found in the MHNG. The NHMW contains a ♂ type specimen broken into three parts with the locality “New Grenada”, donated by E. Friedrichsthal (Inventory number 2165, Acquisition number 1866.I.51). The Acquisition Register shows that this specimen was part of a lot of two individuals that were described as two species by Humbert & Saussure, and it is therefore the holotype. The “New Grenada” on the data label probably refers to San Juan de Nicaragua, where Friedrichsthal disembarked in 1839 (Fischer- Westhauser, 2007; Stagl, 2003). Hoffman (1999: 36) suggested that the original placement of this species in the genus Spirostreptus  was a lapsus calami and that it was considered by the authors to belong to the genus Spirobolus  . This generic placement was formalised by Bollman (1893: 60).

Spirobolus acutus ( Humbert & Saussure, 1870) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Spirobolida

Family

Spirobolidae

Genus

Spirobolus

Loc

Spirobolus acutus ( Humbert & Saussure, 1870 )

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

acutus

Humbert & Saussure 1870: 176
1870
Loc

Spirostreptus

Brandt 1833
1833