Cryptops abbreviatus Attems

Thofern, Detlef, Dupérré, Nadine & Harms, Danilo, 2021, An annotated type catalogue of the centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda) held in the Zoological Museum Hamburg, Zootaxa 4977 (1), pp. 1-103 : 39-40

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Cryptops abbreviatus Attems


49. Cryptops abbreviatus Attems View in CoL , 190­3

Attems 1903a: 80, 107 (as Cryptops abbreviatus n. sp.)

Type locality and specimens. Fundorte [localities]: Valdivia. Estancilla, Insel [ Island] Teja (Dr. Michaelsen coll.). Corral. (Dr. Plate coll.)

Dimensions. Länge ohne Analbeine [length without ultimate legs] 31–34 mm. Breite [width] 3 mm.

Type material. Syntypes 3 ( ZMH-A0000669 , ZMH-A0009228-9229 ). CHILE: Valdivia , Estancilla (Teja Island), [ca. 39°48’S, 73°15’W] GoogleMaps .

Preservation. 2 jars. Jar 1 ( ZMH-A 0000669, ZMH-A 0009228): Label 1. Cryptops abbreviatus Att. Original Valdivia Estancilla, Michaelsen C. 9. VI.1893; Label 2. Cryptops monilis Gerv. (Orig. zu C. abbreviatus Att. ), Valdivia. Michaelsen C. d. 9. VI.93. Jar 2 ( ZMH-A 0009229): Label 1. Cryptops abbreviatus Att. Gerv. Michaelsen 1. II. IV.1893. Valdivia, Ins. Teja; Label 2. Cryptops ( abbreviatus Att. ) = monilis Gerv. Michaelsen l. II. IV.1893. Valdivia, Ins. Teja.

Old type catalogue. Weidner (1960), p. 67, No. 37. Syntypes 2 and paratype 1.

Taxonomic remarks. Attems (1903a) did not specify the number of specimens in his description. Weidner (1960: 67) listed 2 syntypes from Valdivia and 1 paratype from the Teja Island (“ Insel Teja ”), Valdivia, and we treat all specimens as syntypes.

Additional material. There are additional syntypes from Corral at the ZMB (no. 2878).

Collection remarks. The specimens were collected by Wilhelm Michaelsen during his expedition to the southern tip of South America 1892–93.

Current systematic position. Junior synonym of Cryptops monilis (Gervais, 1849) according to Kraepelin (1903: 51).


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