Julus filicornis, 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: 209

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

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scientific name

Julus filicornis
status

 

filicornis Saussure, 1859b: 332  [ Julus  ].

Vera-Cruz. Unspecified series.

Saussure (1860) gave a more detailed description of the ♀ without mentioning the ♂ or the number of specimens. Saussure & Humbert (1872) gave a description of the ♂, stating that they had received a number of specimens of both sexes from Cuernavaca. The MHNG collection includes one card-mounted ♂ under the name Paraiulus filicornis  , and a ♀ specimen in alcohol under the name Julus filicornis  . The specimen in alcohol is labelled “Cuernavaca” while the dry specimen is labelled “Vera Cruz, Mexique, Mr de Saussure.” The specimen from Cuernavaca is presumably the one received after the publication of the description and not part of the type series. The specimen from Vera Cruz could be part of the type series but the original description appears to have been based on only the ♀ characters and so its status is dubious. Hoffman (1999) regarded the generic position as uncertain.

‘Julus’ filicornis Saussure, 1859 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Julida

Family

Julidae

Genus

Julus

Loc

Julus filicornis

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

filicornis

Saussure 1859: 332
1859
Loc

Julus

Linnaeus 1758
1758