Messicobolus tepanacus (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: 219

publication ID

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

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scientific name

Messicobolus tepanacus (Saussure, 1859)
status

 

tepanecus Saussure, 1859b: 332  [ Julus  ].

Cordova au Mexique. Unspecified series.

Saussure (1860) gave a more detailed redescription of the ♀ without mentioning the ♂ and without indicating the number of specimens. The MHNG collection contains one card-mounted ♀ specimen under the name Spirobolus tepanacus  and two ♀ in alcohol in separate jars under the name Messicobolus tepanaca  . The card-mounted specimens is labelled “Mexique, Vge de Saussure” and fits the rough measurements given in the description.

One jar contains the label “ Spirobolus tepanacus Sauss.  type ♀, Santa Cruz, Sumichrast” and has been labelled as holotype. The other has only the locality “Mexique” on the old identification labels in the jar, but according to a label dated 2000, H. v. d. Merwe determined that the specimen is not in the same genus. The card-mounted specimen and that labelled as holotype are both syntypes.

Messicobolus tepanacus (Saussure, 1859) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Spirobolida

Family

Messicobolidae

Genus

Messicobolus

Loc

Messicobolus tepanacus (Saussure, 1859)

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

tepanecus

Saussure 1859: 332
1859
Loc

Julus

Linnaeus 1758
1758