Somalodillo sp.

Kashani, Ghasem M., Abedini, Ahdiyeh & Montesanto, Giuseppe, 2018, Terrestrial isopods of the family Eubelidae Budde-Lund, 1899 from Iran, with description of a new species (Isopoda, Oniscidea), ZooKeys 801, pp. 177-187: 177

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Somalodillo sp.


Somalodillo sp.  Figure 6

Material examined.

Sistan va Balouchistan, [17] 1 ♀, Chabahar, 9 Feb. 2009, leg. E. Entezari (PCGMK 2111).


This is the first record of the genus Somalodillo  reported from Iran. According to Taiti & Ferrara (1982; 2004), pereonite 1 with a schisma and sulcus arcuatus (Figure 6 A–C), the telson with a rectangular distal part, uropod with minute exopodite inserted dorsally close to distal margin (Figure 6D), and pleopod exopodite 2 with monospiracular lungs clearly identify the specimen as a member of the genus Somalodillo  . With no available male specimens, it was not possible to identify this female to specific level.