Trachycormocephalus intermedius Attems, 1928

Thofern, Detlef, Dupérré, Nadine & Harms, Danilo, 2021, An annotated type catalogue of the centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda) held in the Zoological Museum Hamburg, Zootaxa 4977 (1), pp. 1-103: 78

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Trachycormocephalus intermedius Attems, 1928


133. Trachycormocephalus intermedius Attems, 1928  

Attems 1928: 297–299, fig. 16 (as Trachycormocephalus intermedius   nov. spec.)

Type locality and specimens. Fundort [locality]: Südrhodesia [South Rhodesia, today Zimbabwe], Salisbury [today Harare]. ( V. GROSSE coll. Hamburger Museum)   .

Dimensions. Länge [length] 55 mm.

Type material. Syntype ( ZMH-A0000638)   . ZIMBABWE: Harare Province, Harare (“ Salesbury ”) [ca. 17°49’S, 31°02’E] GoogleMaps   .

Preservation. 1 jar and 1 vial. Jar label: Trachycormocephalus intermedius Att.   Type   ! Zool. Anz. 78, p. 297 f. 16 (imprint: Graf Attems, Wien determ. 1928–1934); Label 2. Graf Attems , Wien determ. 1928–1934 (imprint). Vial label: Süd-Rhodesia Salisbury V. Grosse ded. 1.XI.1919; Label 2. Trachycormocephalus intermedius Att.   Type   .

Old type catalogue. Weidner (1960), p. 71, No. 89. Syntypes 2.

Taxonomic remarks. Attems (1928) did not specify the number of specimens in his description and Weidner (1960) listed 2 syntypes at the ZMH but only one is present. The species was transferred to Scolopendra   by Lewis et al. (2006: 36) and renamed attemsi   to avoid homonymy with S. intermedia Porat, 1871   .

Current systematic position. Scolopendra attemsi Lewis, Minelli & Shelley, 2006   .


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