Agathodesmus sagma , Mesibov, Robert, 2013

Mesibov, Robert, 2013, New species of Agathodesmus Silvestri, 1910 from Australia (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Haplodesmidae), ZooKeys 325, pp. 33-64: 56-58

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.325.5932

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scientific name

Agathodesmus sagma
status

sp. n.

Agathodesmus sagma  sp. n. Fig. 10A

Holotype.

Male, Saddle Mountain, Qld, summit, 16°49'11"S, 145°39'42"E ± 500 m, 650 m a.s.l., 21 November 1994, G. Monteith, QM berlesate 877, rainforest, sieved litter, QM S96075.

Paratypes.

6 males, 1 female, 1 stadium 6 female, details as for holotype, QM S96076.

Other material.

QM: 1 male, Mt Demi, 7.0 km S of Mossman, Qld, 16°29'54"S, 145°19'13"E ± 500 m, 900-1000 m a.s.l., 26 April 1983, G. Monteith and D. Yeates, QM berlesate 546, rainforest, litter, S96085; 1 male, 2.5 km N of Mt Lewis via Julatten, Qld, 16°33'49"S, 145°15'51"E ± 500 m, 1040 m a.s.l., 3 November 1983, D. Yeates and G. Thompson, QM berlesate 611, rainforest, sieved litter, S96077; 1 male, 1 female, 1 stadium 5 male, 2 km SE of Mt Spurgeon via Mt Carbine, Qld, 16°27'17"S, 145°12'26"E ± 500 m, 1100 m a.s.l., 20 December 1988, G. Monteith and G. Thompson, QM berlesate 825, rainforest, sieved litter, S96078; 1 male, Lambs Head, 10 km W of Edmonton, Qld, campsite, 17°01'23"S, 145°38'33"E ± 500 m, 1200 m a.s.l., 12 December 1989, G. Monteith, G. Thompson and H. Janetzki, QM berlesate 835, rainforest, litter, S96086; 1 male, 1 female, same details but 10 De cember 1989 to 8 January 1990, rainforest pitfalls, S96087; 4 males, 1 female, Davies Creek Road, Qld, 17°02'33"S, 145°36'51"E ± 500 m, 750 m a.s.l., 17 December 1989, G. Monteith and G. Thompson, QM berlesate 836, rainforest, sieved litter, S96079; 2 males, 2 females, same details but QM berlesate 841, S96080; 1 male, 6 females, 1 stadium 6 male, Mt Formartine South, Qld, 16°43'48"S, 145°36'45"E ± 500 m, 700 m a.s.l., 24 November 1990, G. Monteith and G. Thompson, QM berlesate 848, rainforest, sieved litter, S96081; 1 male, same details but 23-24 November 1990, pitfall traps, S96084; 6 males, 4 females, Mt Halcyon, Qld, 16°03'16"S, 145°25'16"E ± 500 m, 870 m a.s.l., 24 November 1993, G. Monteith and H. Janetzki, QM berlesate 864, rainforest, sieved litter, S96082; 5 males, 1 female, Isley Hills, Qld, 17°02'52"S, 145°41'25"E ± 500 m, 1050 m a.s.l., 1 December 1993, G. Monteith and H. Janetzki, QM berlesate 866, rainforest, sieved litter and moss, S96083; 1 male, 1 female, 2 sta dium 6 males, Mt Spurgeon, Qld, summit, 16°26'22"S, 145°12'00"E ± 500 m, 1300 m a.s.l., 22 November 1997, G. Monteith, QM berlesate 956, rainforest, sieved litter, S46128; 1 male, 3 km S of Mt Spurgeon, Qld, 16°27'59"S, 145°12'02"E ± 500 m, 1140 m a.s.l., 19-23 November 1997, G. Monteith, D. Cook and C. Burwell, sclerophyll forest, S35882. ANIC: 1 male, Mt Lewis, Qld, 16°35'S, 145°17'E ± 1 km, 960 m a.s.l., 30 October 1976, R.W. Taylor and T.A. Weir, ANIC berlesate 545, rainforest, 64-000341; 5 males, 2 km N by E of Mt Tiptree, Qld, 17°03'S, 145°37'E ± 1 km, 1 April 1984, A. Calder and T.A. Weir, ANIC berlesate 950, rainforest, 64-000343; 4 males, Mt Tiptree, Qld, 17°03'S, 145°37'E ± 1 km, 13 July 1984, B. Halliday, ANIC berlesate 1006, rainforest, leaf litter, 64-000342.

Diagnostic description.

Male and female with head + 19 rings. Colour in alcohol very pale yellow. Male/female ca 8.0/8.0 mm long; ring 12 maximum diameter ca 0.7/0.8 mm, maximum width ca 0.7/0.85 mm. Metatergal tubercles in 10-12 irregular transverse rows, mainly without setae; metatergal setae short with slightly flared tips; lateralmost tubercles not enlarged, not forming pseudo-paranotum. Male leg 6 coxa with small, rounded, mediodistal projection. Telopodite (Fig. 11A) with pp straight; at in oblique plane (facing posterolaterally), short, rounded-triangular, curving posterolaterally; dp directed posterobasally and laterally at base; mab somewhat expanded distally, divided into 2 lobes with large anterior fold; meb divided at base into 2 needle-like processes, the smaller medial process directed basally, the longer medial process curving behind mab.

Distribution.

Wet forest in tropical north Queensland from the Cape tribulation area south to the Atherton Tableland, a north-south extent of ca 120 km (Fig. 13B).

Name.

Latin sagma, 'saddle'; noun in apposition. For the type locality, Saddle Mountain.