Miktoniscus medcofi, (VAN NAME, 1940)

Campos-Filho, Ivanklin Soares, Araujo, Paula Beatriz, Bichuette, Maria Elina, Trajano, Eleonora & Taiti, Stefano, 2014, Terrestrial isopods (Crustacea: Isopoda: Oniscidea) from Brazilian caves, Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society (Zool. J. Linn. Soc.) 172 (2), pp. 360-425: 363

publication ID

http://doi.org/ 10.1111/zoj.12172

publication LSID

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Miktoniscus medcofi
status

 

MIKTONISCUS MEDCOFI ( VAN NAME, 1940)  

FIGURES 1–4 View Figure 1 View Figure 2 View Figure 3 View Figure 4 , 40 View Figure 40

Miktoniscus medcofi Lemos de Castro, 1953: 529   , fig. I; Lemos de Castro, 1971: 10, fig. 3; Souza-Kury, 1998: 668; Araujo & Bueno, 1998: 186; Leistikow & Wägele, 1999: 7; Schmalfuss, 2003: 166.

Material examined

Brazil, Pará: three ♂ (one in micropreparations)   , four ♀, two specimens without pleon, Canaã dos Carajás, SB karst area, 6°17′S, 49°59′W, undated, leg. R GoogleMaps   . Bessi ( UFRGS 5374 View Materials )   .

Remarks

At present Miktoniscus   includes 15 species distribut- ed in the USA, Mexico, Brazil, and western Europe ( Schmalfuss, 2003). Miktoniscus medcofi ( Van Name, 1940)   was described from specimens collected in glasshouses in Illinois, USA. Four species ( Trichoniscus veracrucensis Mulaik, 1960   ; Miktoniscus humus Mulaik & Mulaik, 1942   ; Miktoniscus alabamensis Muchmore, 1964   , and Miktoniscus ohioensis Muchmore, 1964   ) are considered junior synonyms of M. medcofi   (see Schultz, 1976). This species has been recorded from several localities in southern and central USA, Vera Cruz in Mexico, and in the Brazilian states of Amapá, Pará, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo, and Rio Grande do Sul, where it is most probably introduced. The species is fully re-illustrated herein ( Figs 1–4 View Figure 1 View Figure 2 View Figure 3 View Figure 4 ) with the material from Canaã dos Carajás to allow for future diagnosis.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Malacostraca

Order

Isopoda

Family

Trichoniscidae

Genus

Miktoniscus

Loc

Miktoniscus medcofi

Campos-Filho, Ivanklin Soares, Araujo, Paula Beatriz, Bichuette, Maria Elina, Trajano, Eleonora & Taiti, Stefano 2014
2014
Loc

Miktoniscus medcofi

Schmalfuss H 2003: 166
Leistikow A & Wagele JW 1999: 7
Souza-Kury LA 1998: 668
Araujo PB & Bueno A 1998: 186
Lemos de Castro A 1971: 10
Lemos de Castro A 1953: 529
1953