Atlantodesmus teresa ( Hoffman, 2000 ),

Bouzan, Rodrigo Salvador, Pena-Barbosa, João Paulo P. & Brescovit, Antonio Domingos, 2017, Taxonomic review of the genus Atlantodesmus Hoffman, 2000 (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae), Zootaxa 4236 (2), pp. 269-290: 286-288

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Figures 5View FIGURE 5 D̄F, 16–19

Iemanja teresa Hoffman, 2000: 101  , figs 2, 8–11, 13–15. (Male holotype from Santa Teresa  (40°59’83’’W, 19°93’68’’S), Espírito Santo, Brazil, deposited in MZSP 565, examined).

Additional material examined. BRAZIL. MINAS GERAIS: Caratinga , (42°14’30’’W, 19°78’96’’S), 1♂, 09–13/ IV/2009, Sampaio, Oliveira & Queiros col. ( MNRJ 11951View Materials)GoogleMaps  . ESPÍRITO SANTO: São Mateus Reserva Florestal do Vale do Rio Doce , (39°85’67’’W, 18°71’91’’S), 2♂ 1♀, 05–12/I/1998, A.D. Brescovit col. ( IBSP 565View Materials, IBSP 566View Materials, IBSP 569View Materials)GoogleMaps  . Linhares, Reserva Natural Vale do Rio Doce , (40°06’37’’W, 19°13’74’’S), 1♂, 27–30/IV/2010, J.P.P. Pena-Barbosa col. ( IBSP 3744View Materials)GoogleMaps  ; 4♂ 2♀, 09–15/I/2012, J.P.P. Pena-Barbosa et al. col. (IBSP 4105, IBSP 4106– 4107, IBSP 4111). Sooretama (40°14’64’’W, 19°05’58’’S), 1♂, 07–09/VII/2014, J.E. Santos-Júnior et al. col. ( UFPI 0014)GoogleMaps  ; 1♂, III/2006, M.B. da Silva & G.E. Kaneto col. (IBSP 4368).

Diagnosis. Males of Atlantodesmus teresa  differ from other species of the genus by the acropodite process covering the solenomere in almost its entire length, in mesal ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 A) and ectal ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16 B) views.

Redescription. Male ( UFPI 014). Coloration (in alcohol): Head dark brown. Body dark brown. Paranota same color as body. Telson brown. Total length: 74. Collum 3.32 long, 12.56 wide. Antennomere lengths (1>7): 0.73; 2.72; 3.06; 2.75; 2.35; 1.99; 0.25. Gonopod aperture 3.73 long, 2.22 wide. Telson 1.62. Coxae with a row of bristles in the distal dorsal side. Coxal apophysis small. Prefemoral region ventrally positioned and gradually narrowing to tip. Prefemoral process forms a long narrow blade with an acuminate apex ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17 D). The dorsal side of the prefemoral region with several folds. Conspicuous cingulum present ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17 C). Solenomere long, with pointed tip. Acropodite process covering the solenomere in most of its length, the laminate apex overreaching the solenomere ( Fig. 17View FIGURE 17 D).

Female ( IBSP 4106). Coloration (in alcohol): Head reddish. Body brown. Paranota tip with the same color as the body. Legs reddish. Telson brown. Total length 70.43. Collum 3.17 long, 10.88 wide. Telson 1.88. Antennomere lengths (1>7): 0.52; 2.44; 2.45; 2.26; 2.13; 1.78; 0.19. Cyphopods ( Figs 18View FIGURE 18 C –D) densely setose. The apical part of cyphopod is projected and pointed, the intermediate membrane is contained between the valves ( Fig. 18View FIGURE 18 C).

Distribution. States of Minas Gerais and Espírito Santo, Brazil, in areas containing the Brazilian biome Atlantic forest ( Por et al. 2005).


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Atlantodesmus teresa ( Hoffman, 2000 )

Bouzan, Rodrigo Salvador, Pena-Barbosa, João Paulo P. & Brescovit, Antonio Domingos 2017

Iemanja teresa

Hoffman 2000: 101