Antheromorpha comotti (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: 26

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scientific name

Antheromorpha comotti (Pocock, 1895)
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Taxon classification Animalia Polydesmida Paradoxosomatidae

Antheromorpha comotti (Pocock, 1895)  Figs 2 D–I, 21

Orthomorpha comotti  Pocock, 1895: 814 (D).

Orthomorpha Comotti  - Attems 1898: 327 (D); 1914: 192 (D).

Orthomorpha comotti  - Attems 1898: 338 (M); 1930: 132 (D); 1936: 204 (M); 1937: 93 (M).

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

Antheromorpha comotti  - Jeekel 1968: 57 (M); 1980: 83 (D); Nguyen and Sierwald 2013: 1234 (M).

Orthomorpha (Orthomorpha) orophila  Carl, 1941: 361 (D), syn. n.

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

Antheromorpha orophila  - Jeekel 1968: 57 (M); 1980: 85 (M); Nguyen and Sierwald 2013: 1235 (M).

Remarks.

This species was described and still remains known only from Minhla, Myanmar ( Pocock 1895), redescribed in due detail from the ♀ holotype (now in the Genova Museum, Italy) by Jeekel (1980). Jeekel found this species not only being very similar to Antheromorpha orophila  (Carl, 1941), which Carl (1941) had described from the northern Chin Hills, Myanmar, but he also suggested, albeit not formalized, their synonymy. Based on Jeekel’s (1980) redescription and opinion, we venture to formally synonymize Antheromorpha orophila  under Antheromorpha comotti  , syn. n. The syntypes (1 ♂, 1 ♀) of Antheromorpha orophila  are in the London Museum, UK ( Carl 1941).