Monotarsobius homolaci Dobroruka, 1971, Dobroruka, 1971

Tuf, Ivan Hadrián, Wytwer, Jolanta & Tajovský, Karel, 2008, On the identity of the species described in the genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 by L. J. Dobroruka from the former Czechoslovakia (Czech and Slovak Republics) (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha), Zootaxa 1788, pp. 37-46: 41

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Monotarsobius homolaci Dobroruka, 1971


Monotarsobius homolaci Dobroruka, 1971  

Monotarsobius homolaci Dobroruka 1971: 262   , fig. 2

Type locality. Spišská Magura Mts, 1100–1200 m a.s.l., beech leaf litter, Slovak Republic.

Type specimens. The original description of M. homolaci   was based on the holotype (ɗ) and 1 paratype (Ψ), NMP collection.

Material examined. Holotype from the NMP collection.

Remarks. Material of M. homolaci   was collected by Dobroruka in different places of Slovakia. Beside the type material, Dobroruka (1971) referred to this species another 37 specimens (22 ɗ, 15 Ψ) from some other localities in the Spišská Magura Mts, as well as from the Belanské Tatry Mts. He also mentioned 1 ɗ from the Little Carpathians and 1 Ψ from the environs of the town of Bardejov, suggesting an even wider distribution of M. homolaci   in Slovakia.

This species was established based on the combination of the low number of ocelli (2–4), the antennae with a high number of articles (28–35), the last legs with the spinulation pattern of D: 0,0,2,0,0 and V: 0,1, 2,1 ,0, and with doubled claws. However, the re-examined holotype showed 5 ocelli. The last 2 pairs of legs are thickened. The spinulation of the 14 th legs was D: 0,0,2,0,0 and V: 0,1, 2,1 ,0, this being identical to the pattern observed in Lithobius burzenlandicus Verhoeff, 1931   (cf Matic 1966). L. burzenladicus   differs in the presence of the 15 th DC spine, but this character appears to be variable in some populations, for example in Lithobius burzenlandicus carinthiacus Koren, 1992 ( Koren 1992)   . Since L. burzenlandicus   has 3–6 ocelli and 24–38 antennomeres, both Dobroruka’s description and all the characters noted by us during the re-examination of the holotype are in accordance with the diagnosis of L. (S.) burzenladicus Verhoeff, 1931   .

Taxonomic note. Monotarsobius homolaci Dobroruka, 1971   is a junior subjective synonym of Lithobius (Sigibius) burzenladicus Verhoeff, 1931   , syn. n.














Monotarsobius homolaci Dobroruka, 1971

Tuf, Ivan Hadrián, Wytwer, Jolanta & Tajovský, Karel 2008

Monotarsobius homolaci

Dobroruka 1971: 262