Catharosoma mixtum Kraus, 1956,

Rodrigues, Patrícia E. S., Golovatch, Sergei I., Ott, Ricardo & Ro- Drigues, Everton N. L., 2020, Three new species of the millipede genus Catharosoma Silvestri, 1897 from southern Brazil, with new records and a clarified identity of Catharosoma intermedium (Carl, 1902) (Diplopoda: Polydes, Zootaxa 4751 (1), pp. 119-130: 128-129

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4751.1.6

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DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3718087

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scientific name

Catharosoma mixtum Kraus, 1956
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Catharosoma mixtum Kraus, 1956 

Catharosoma mixtum Kraus, 1956: 410  , 411, figs 1, 2 (original description, not examined); Jeekel, 1968: 115; Golovatch, 2005a: 808; Nguyen & Sierwald, 2013: 1186.

Mestosoma mixtum: Jeekel, 1963: 31  .

New records: BRAZIL, Santa Catarina: Concórdia (52º10’06’’W, 27º11’37’’S), two males, 30. I. 1996. A. Kury leg. ( MCN 395); Blumenau (49º01’06’’W, 27º00’31’’S), one male, 03. II. 1996, R. P. da Rocha leg. ( MCN 398)GoogleMaps  .

Distribution: Brazil (Santa Catarina).

Discussion

Currently, 18 species are known to compose the millipede genus Catharosoma  —all confined to South America— and thus characterizing this genus as purely Neotropical ( Schubart 1944). The species C. bilineatum  , C. hoffmani  , C. manhnerti  and C. paraguayense  have been described from Paraguay, but C. paraguayense  also occurs in Argentina and Brazil ( Golovatch 2005a). In Brazil, this latter species has been recorded from Santa Catarina, Mato Grosso ( Schubart 1953; Golovatch 2005a) and Paraná (the present paper). The other species have been described from southern Brazil (states of Paraná, Santa Catarina and Rio Grande do Sul) ( Golovatch 2005a), but the genus still needs more collections to fully know its distribution in South America. Its distribution throughout its range is probably wider than is currently known.

According to Schubart (1953), species identification is difficult because the available drawings in the original descriptions sometime show the gonopods not exactly in the same position. Because of this problem, there may have been too many species of this genus synonymized. A detailed revision and new gonopod illustrations, orientated exactly in the same position, are required to facilitate the correct identification of species in the future taxonomic work on this genus.

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Diplopoda

Order

Polydesmida

Family

Paradoxosomatidae

Genus

Catharosoma

Loc

Catharosoma mixtum Kraus, 1956

Rodrigues, Patrícia E. S., Golovatch, Sergei I., Ott, Ricardo & Ro- Drigues, Everton N. L. 2020
2020
Loc

Catharosoma mixtum

Nguyen, A. D. & Sierwald, P. 2013: 1186
Golovatch, S. I. 2005: 808
Jeekel, C. A. W. 1968: 115
Kraus, O. 1956: 410
Loc

Mestosoma mixtum:

Jeekel, C. A. W. 1963: 31