Antheromorpha miranda (Pocock, 1895)

Likhitrakarn, Natdanai, Golovatch, Sergei I. & Panha, Somsak, 2016, Review of the Southeast Asian millipede genus Antheromorpha Jeekel, 1968 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Paradoxosomatidae), ZooKeys 571, pp. 21-57: 23

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scientific name

Antheromorpha miranda (Pocock, 1895)
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Polydesmida Paradoxosomatidae

Antheromorpha miranda (Pocock, 1895)  Figs 1, 21

Orthomorpha miranda  Pocock, 1895: 812 (D).

Orthomorpha miranda  - Attems 1898: 327 (D); 1914: 192 (D); 1930: 132 (D); Weidner 1960: 85 (M); Jeekel 1965: 96 (M).

Orthomorpha (Orthomorpha) miranda  - Attems 1936: 197 (D); 1937: 62 (D).

" Orthomorpha " miranda  - Jeekel 1963: 269 (M).

Brachytropis miranda  - Silvestri 1896: 198 (D).

Antheromorpha miranda  - Jeekel 1968: 57 (M); 1980: 72 (D); Nguyen and Sierwald 2013: 1234 (M).

Orthomorpha bivittata  Pocock, 1895: 814 (D), syn. n.

Orthomorpha bivittata  - Attems 1898: 327 (D); 1914: 192 (D); 1930: 132 (D); Attems 1936: 204 (M); 1937: 93 (M).

" Orthomorpha " bivittata  - Jeekel 1963: 269 (M).

Antheromorpha bivittata  - Jeekel 1968: 57 (M); 1980: 81 (D); Nguyen and Sierwald 2013: 1234 (M).

Orthomorpha melanopleuris  Pocock, 1895: 813 (D), syn. n.

Orthomorpha melanopleuris  - Attems 1898: 337 (D); 1914: 192 (D); 1930: 132 (D); 1936: 205 (M); 1937: 94 (M); Weidener 1960: 85 (M); Jeekel 1965: 96 (M).

" Orthomorpha " melanopleuris  Jeekel, 1963: 269 (M).

Antheromorpha melanopleuris  - Jeekel 1968: 57 (M); 1980: 77 (D); Nguyen and Sierwald 2013: 1235 (M).

Remarks.

This species was described from Yangon (Rangoon) (the type locality); Tharrwaddy, Bago Division; Palon in Pegu (state/region); Thigian, upper Irrawaddy and Minhla, Myanmar ( Pocock 1895). The quite large material, of which only the specimens coming from Rangoon should be considered as syntypes, because they were designated as Types by Pocock (1895) in the original description, is currently shared between the collections of the Natural History Museum in London, UK, the Museo Civico di Storia naturale in Genova, Italy ( Jeekel 1980) and the Zoologisches Staatsinstitut und Zoologisches Museum in Hamburg, Germany ( Weidner 1960). Jeekel (1980) provided a sufficiently detailed redescription of this species, based on 3 ♂ and 1 ♀ from Palon in Pegu, leg. L. Fea and 1 ♀ from Thigian, upper Irrawaddy, leg. L. Fea, mistakenly designating them as paralectotypes (= paratypes) pending the selection of a lectotype housed in the London Museum. For the time being the concept of Antheromorpha miranda  remains based on that actually non-type material, whereas the true type series from Rangoon must be revised to finally verify the species identity, as well as to reconfirm the two new synonymies.

In addition, according to H. Enghoff (in litt.), the ZMUC collection contains a sample (3 ♂, 2 ♀, one of the males mounted on an insect pin) labelled " Orthomorpha Miranda  Poc. // Palon // Birma Fea". There can be no doubt this material was once received from Pocock himself.

Based solely on Jeekel’s (1980) revision of the ♀ types of Antheromorpha bivittata  (Pocock, 1895), the ♀ lectotype and 1 ♀ paralectotype from Shenmaga, Myanmar ( Pocock 1895) and of Antheromorpha melanopleuris  (Pocock, 1895), also the ♀ lectotype and 1 ♀ paralectotype from Teinzo on the Moolay River ( Pocock 1895), as well as of the non-type ♂ from Minhla, Myanmar which Pocock (1895) provisionally identified as belonging to Antheromorpha miranda  , we venture to synonymize Antheromorpha bivittata  and Antheromorpha melanopleuris  with Antheromorpha miranda  , both syn. n. In this respect we follow Jeekel (1980) who also emphasized their close resemblance to one another as regards their colour patterns and somatic characters, even though Antheromorpha bivittata  and Antheromorpha melanopleuris  were both based on ♀ material alone.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Paradoxosomatidae

Genus

Antheromorpha

Loc

Antheromorpha miranda (Pocock, 1895)

Likhitrakarn, Natdanai, Golovatch, Sergei I. & Panha, Somsak 2016

2016
Loc

Brachytropis miranda

Silvestri 1896

1896