Strongylodesmus cyaneus 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

Strongylodesmus cyaneus Saussure, 1859
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cyaneus Saussure, 1859a: 327  [ Strongylodesmus  ].

Régions tempérées du Mexique. Unspecified series.

Saussure (1860) gave a more detailed redescription of the ♂ without mentioning the ♀, and indicated that he had several specimens. Carl (1903) described and illustrated the gonopod, referring to more than one ♂ “Originalexemplare.” The MHNG collection has five ♂ specimens labelled as types in alcohol under the name Strongylodesmus cyaneus  . All are broken, some have the data label “Orizaba, Mexique, M H de Saussure” and others are without data labels, but are presumably syntypes. Some more recently collected specimens are also present. Hoffman (1999) refers to a ♂ holotype in the MHNG without justification.

Strongylodesmus cyaneus Saussure, 1859 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Rhachodesmidae

Genus

Strongylodesmus

Loc

Strongylodesmus cyaneus Saussure, 1859

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

cyaneus

Saussure 1859: 327
1859
Loc

Strongylodesmus

DeSaussure 1859
1859