Parchondromorpha coonoorensis, Carl, 1932: 427 - 428

Hollier, John, Stöckli, Eduard, Wesener, Thomas, Mesibov, Robert, Decker, Peter & Sierwald, Petra, 2020, An annotated list of the millipede (Diplopoda) species described by Johann Carl, Revue suisse de Zoologie 127 (1), pp. 183-240 : 194

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Parchondromorpha coonoorensis


coonoorensis Carl, 1932: 427-428 View in CoL , fig. 8 [ Orthomorpha (Kalorthomorpha) ].

Nilgiris: Coonoor, ca. 1600 m, XII 1926. Unter Laub, auf tiefgründigem Boden der Kaffeeplantagen und im Urwald. Unspecified number of ♂ and ♀.

The MHNG collection contains eight specimens in alcohol in two vials. One vial (MHNG-ARTO-14388) contains the lectotype designated by Jeekel (1980a: 168). The specimen has a pin running the length of the body and is accompanied by a smaller vial containing gonopods and a handwritten lectotype label. The second vial (MHNG- ARTO-14389) contains seven paralectotypes. One of the specimens has a pin running the length of the body and several other specimens are broken. This vial has the original data label with “Nilgiris, Coonoor” written on it. A handwritten note in the jar reads “ Orthomorpha coonoorensis Carl , ♂ lectotype, 5♂ lectoparatypes + 2♀ lectoparatypes Jeekel 1976”. Jeekel (1980a) designated Orthomorpha coonoorensis as the type species of the genus Parchondromorpha Jeekel, 1980 in the original description of the genus.

Parchondromorpha coonoorensis ( Carl, 1932) , Paradoxosomatidae


Switzerland, Geneva, Museum d'Histoire Naturelle

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