Melaphe cypria ( Humbert & Saussure, 1869 )

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

Melaphe cypria ( Humbert & Saussure, 1869 )
status

 

cyprius Humbert & Saussure, 1869a: 684  -685 [ Polydesmus (Oxyurus)  ].

Chypre, Kotschy (Musée de Vienne). Unspecified number of ♂ and ♀.

Attems (1898) redescribed the species based on type specimens in the NHMW. The MHNG has one specimen in alcohol under the name Leptodesmus cyprius  . A note in the jar reads “ Polydesmus cyprius Sss.  & H. (Type) Chypre, Mus. Vienne”, indicating that it is a syntype. The NHMW contains fragments of at least six syntypes, including one pair of gonopods in situ and one pair in a glass vial (Inventory number 2024, Acquisition number 1866.I.152). Hoffman (1968b) illustrated the gonopods of a syntype in the NHMW.

Melaphe cypria ( Humbert & Saussure, 1869) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Xystodesmidae

Genus

Melaphe

Loc

Melaphe cypria ( Humbert & Saussure, 1869 )

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

cyprius

Humbert & Saussure 1869: 684
1869