Rhysodesmus vicinus (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: 221

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

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scientific name

Rhysodesmus vicinus (Saussure, 1859)
status

 

vicinus Saussure, 1859a: 322  [ Polydesmus  ( Fontaria  )].

Plateau du Mexique. Unspecified series.

Saussure (1860) gave a more detailed redescription of both sexes, stating that he had eleven specimens. He gave the distribution as “les terres froides du Mexique, le plateau de l’Anahuac; toutefois on l’a pris aussi à Oaxaca.” Hoffman (1999) stated that he had not found this species in the MHNG, but the collection has three dry specimens under the name Fontaria vicinus  . One card-mounted specimen is labelled “Puebla, Mexique” and the other “Mexique,” the latter is badly broken. There is a broken dry specimen in a glass tube containing a locality label “Puebla, Mexique” and secured by a pin through the cork stopper. There is also a glass vial with a pair of dry gonopods secured by a pin through the cork stopper. There is no reason to suppose that these are not syntypes. There is a further syntype in the ZMHB ( Moritz & Fischer, 1978; ZMB204).

Rhysodesmus vicinus (Saussure, 1859) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Xystodesmidae

Genus

Rhysodesmus

Loc

Rhysodesmus vicinus (Saussure, 1859)

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

vicinus

Saussure 1859: 322
1859
Loc

Fontaria

Gray 1832
1832