Rhysodesmus toltecus (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: 220

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

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scientific name

Rhysodesmus toltecus (Saussure, 1859)
status

 

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

Cordova au Mexique. Unspecifed series.

Saussure (1860) gave a more detailed redescription of both sexes, but indicated that the original description was based only on the ♀. The ♂ description could have been based on the specimen(s) that furnished the description of P. mayus Saussure 1859a  , which he had placed in the synonymy of P. toltecus (Saussure, 1860: 325)  . The MHNG collection has parts of what appear to be one ♂ and one ♀ in alcohol under the name Polydesmus toltecus  . The fragments are separated in five vials in the same jar. The ♀ specimen, which has been transferred from the dry collection, is labelled “Cordova, Mexique” and is probably a syntype of P. toltecus  . The ♂ is unlabeled and could be a syntype of P. mayus  .

Rhysodesmus toltecus (Saussure, 1859) 

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Xystodesmidae

Genus

Rhysodesmus

Loc

Rhysodesmus toltecus (Saussure, 1859)

John Hollier, Edmund Schiller & Nesrine Akkari 2017
2017
Loc

toltecus

Saussure 1859: 322
1859
Loc

Fontaria

Gray 1832
1832