Glomeris sublimbata Lucas, 1846

Golovatch, Sergei, Mauriès, Jean-Paul, Akkari, Nesrine, Stoev, Pavel & Geoffroy, Jean-Jacques, 2009, The millipede genus Glomeris Latreille, 1802 (Diplopoda, Glomerida, Glomeridae) in North Africa, ZooKeys 12 (12), pp. 47-86: 67-72

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http://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.12.179

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3792162

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scientific name

Glomeris sublimbata Lucas, 1846
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Glomeris sublimbata Lucas, 1846  

Figs 15-19 View Figure 15 View Figure 16 View Figure 17 View Figure 18 View Figure 19

Glomeris sublimbata Lucas, 1846: 284   (D). Glomeris sublimbata   – Gervais 1847: 74 (R); Lucas 1849: 324, plate 1, fig. 3 (R); Brolemann 1913a: 388, fig. 1 (R); 1921: 101 (L); Schubart 1953: 218 (L); Ab- rous-Kherbouche & Mauriès 1996: 586 (L). Glomeris connexa C. Koch   , v. sublimbata   (sic!) – Silvestri 1896: 156 (F).

Type material: Algeria, Philippeville (now Skikda), date?, leg. et det. Lucas?, ♁ lectotype (here designated) ( MNHN CC 094), paralectotypes: 1 ♁, 4 ♀ ( MNHN CC  

094). The designation of a lectotype seems advisable in order to fix the type locality and to ensure that the name-bearing type shows the diagnostically important characteristics of the male sex, particularly as Lucas (1846) spoke about this species being recorded from several localities in Algeria.

Other material: Algeria, loc.?, date?, leg. H. Lucas?,? paralectotypes: 1 ♁, 4 ♀ ( MNHN CC 094)   . Algeria, loc.?, 1850, leg. Lucas, 1 M ( MNHN CC 094, entry 67- 96). Algeria, “ Bona ” (now Annaba), leg. F. Meinert, 4 ♁, 22 ♀ ( ZMUC)   . Algeria, Constantine, date?. leg. M. Hénon, 1 ♀ ( MNHN CC 094)   . Algeria, Philippeville (now Skikda), 1902, leg. Théry, 2 ♀, 1 juv. ( MNHN CC 094)   . Algeria, Mt Babor , between Sétif and   Bougie (now Béjaia), date?, leg. P. de Peyerimhoff, 1 ♀ (MNHN CC 094)   . Algeria, Guerrounchi Forest , date?, leg.?, 5 ♁, 20 ♀ (MNHN CC 094)   . Algeria, date?, leg. I. de Gaulle, 1 ♀ (MNHN CC 094)   . Algeria, ruisseau des Singes , date?, leg.?, 2 ♀   juv.(MNHN CC 094). Tunisia, Béja Gov., Jebel El Jouza, close to Amdoun Village , mixed oak forest dominated by Quercus suber   , 36°49’N, 9°E, alt. approx. 560 m, under stone, 25.V.2005, leg. N. Akkari, 1 ♀ (NMNH) GoogleMaps   . Same locality, in litter and under barks, 5.II.2004, leg. N. Akkari, 8 ♁, 7♀, 1 juv. (NMNH)   . Same locality, 4.XI.2003, leg. N. Akkari, 1 ♀, 1 juv. (ZMUM)   . Same locality, 25.XII.2003, leg. N. Akkari, 3 ♁, 1 ♀ (ZMUM)   . Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., Aïn Draham, Col des Ruines , in litter, 19.XI.2003, leg. N. Akkari, 2 ♀  

(NMNH). Same locality, in litter, 18.IV.2004, leg. N. Akkari   , 1 ♀ (NMNH). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., Feija National Park , oak forest with mixed Quercus faginea   and Q. suber   , 36°29’N, 8°18’E, in litter, 7.III.2004, leg. N. Akkari GoogleMaps   , 2 ♁, 1 ♀ ( MNHN CC 094). Same locality, alt. approx. 690 m, in litter, 26.XII.2003, leg. N. Akkari   , 2 ♁ ( NMNH). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., 15 km of Tabarka, 36°49’97″N, 8°42’34″E, alt. approx. 230 m, Quercus   forest, slope, under stones and barks, 21.III.2008, leg. N. Akkari and P. Stoev, 3 ♁, 3 ♀ ( MNHN CC 094). Tunisia, Béja Gov., Djebel El Jouza, 10.III.2005, leg. et det. N. Akkari, 2 ♁, 1 ♀ ( ZMUC 200112). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., Aïn Draham area, 5-18.V.1988, leg. Z. M. Cop. Exp., 1 ♀ ( ZMUC 200107). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov. , 7 km S of Aïn Draham, Les Chênes, 22.III.1986, leg. Z. M. Cop. Exp., 1 ♀ (ZMUC 200109). Tunisia, Béja Gov. , Djebel Jouza , Amdoun , 2003, coll. N. Akkari, 2 ♀ (MNHN CC 094). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov. , 15 km of Tabarka , 36°49′97″N, 8°42′34″E, alt. approx. 230 m, Quercus suber   forest, slope, under stones and barks, 21.III.2008, coll. P. Stoev and N. Akkari   , 2 ♁, 1 ♀ (FMNH). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., 9 km of Hammam Bourguiba (W of Aïn Draham), 36°48′05″N, 8°39′54″E, alt. approx. 380 m, humid Pinus   forest, close to river, under stones, logs and in leaf litter, 22.III.2008, leg. P. Stoev and N. Akkari GoogleMaps   , 8 ♁, 10

♀, 1 ♀ juv. (FMNH). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., 4 km of Tabarka (direction to Melloula ), 36°57′48″N, 8°43′78″E, alt. approx. 225 m, Eucalyptus   and Pinus   forest, under stones, 22.III.2008, leg. P. Stoev and N. Akkari, 1 ♁ 1 ♀ ( FMNH). Tunisia, Béja Gov., 13 km of Nefza (road Tabarka-Nefza), 36°57′61″N, 8°56′51″E, alt. approx. 150 m, Pinus   forest, under stones, 23.III.2008, leg. P. Stoev and N. Akkari GoogleMaps   , 3 ♁, 3 ♀, 1 ♀ juv. ( FMNH). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., W of Babouch (near frontier to Algeria), 36°48’20″N, 8°39’29″E, alt. approx. 400 m, Erica-Pinus or - Quercus   forest, 11.III.2009, leg. N. Akkari and H. Enghoff GoogleMaps   , 1 ♁ juv., 1 ♀ ( ZMUC). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., Aïn Draham, Col des Ruines , 11.III.2009, leg. N. Akkari and H. Enghoff   , 1 ♀ ( ZMUC). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., Aïn Snoussi, close to Tabarka , 36°50’12″N, 8°54’41″E, alt. approx. 420 m, Erica-Quercus forest , 11.III.2009, leg. N. Akkari and H. Enghoff GoogleMaps   , 3 ♀ (ZMUC). Tunisia, Jendouba Gov., Tbainia (on road Béja-Aïn Draham ), 36°47’06″N, 8°45’08″E, alt. approx. 575 m, Erica- Quercus   forest, 11.III.2009, leg. N. Akkari and H. Enghoff GoogleMaps   , 3 ♀ (ZMUC).

Short description: Length up to 20 mm, width up to 10 mm. Coloration always brown-blackish, with 1+1 (adults) or 2+2 (some adults and all juveniles), more or less vague, greyish to brownish, marbled, lateral spots on terga 2(3)-11(12), pattern as in Figs 15-18. ♁ legs 17, 18 and 19 (telopods) as in Figs 19A-C.

Remarks: The type series of G. sublimbata   has faded completely, probably due to the long preservation in alcohol. Fortunately, most of the other samples from North Africa, especially fresh ones, have retained their coloration ( Figs 15-17 View Figure 15 View Figure 16 View Figure 17 ), which matches quite closely the pattern depicted by Lucas (1849), based on a then recently collected syntype (Fig. 18). We are certain, however, this species in Lucas’ (1849) Plate 1 was also printed or painted too dark compared to its natural coloration, since most probably Lucas used dry material which had become somewhat darkened.

This species is certainly among the largest and darkest in North Africa. It resembles the widespread and similarly uniformly very dark Western European G. marginata (Villers, 1789)   , yet G. sublimbata   belongs to the “ Stenopleuromeris   ” type. On the other hand, the degree of development of the anterior part of tergum 3 in relation to its posterior part may again prove to vary even intraspecifically, as is apparently the case in G. klugii   (see above).

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

ZMUC

Zoological Museum, University of Copenhagen

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History

FMNH

Field Museum of Natural History

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Glomerida

Family

Glomeridae

Genus

Glomeris

Loc

Glomeris sublimbata Lucas, 1846

Golovatch, Sergei, Mauriès, Jean-Paul, Akkari, Nesrine, Stoev, Pavel & Geoffroy, Jean-Jacques 2009
2009
Loc

Glomeris sublimbata

Lucas H 1849: 324
Gervais P 1847: 74
Lucas H 1846: 284
1846
Loc

Glomeris connexa C. Koch

Silvestri 1896: 156