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The centipede genus Otostigmus Porat in Brazil: Description of three new species from the Atlantic Forest; a summary and an identification key to the Brazilian species of this genus (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha, Scolopendridae, Otostigminae)

Author(s):
Chagas-Junior, Amazonas [1]
Total Authors: 1
Affiliation:
[1] Inst Butantan, Lab Especial Colecoes Zool, BR-05503900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 1
Document type: Journal article
Source: Zootaxa; n. 3280, p. 1-28, APR 26 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 8
Abstract

Three new species of Otostigmus Porat, 1876 from Brazilian Atlantic Forest are described. Otostigmus beckeri sp. n. and O. lanceolatus sp. n. are described from the state of Bahia and O. giupponii sp. n. from the state of Espirito Santo. In Brazil, the otostigmine scolopendrid genus Otostigmus comprises 22 species. A summary of Brazilian Otostigmus species is presented with new distribution records, taxonomic remarks when appropriate and an identification key. Otostigmus sulcatus Meinert, 1886 is recorded for the first time from Brazil; the Andean Otostigmus silvestrii Kraepelin 1903, previously recorded from Brazil, is here considered not to be present in this country. Eight nominal species are regarded here as new synonyms. Five of them-Otostigmus pradoi Bucherl, 1939, O. longistigma Bucherl, 1939, O. longipes Bucherl, 1939, O. langei Bucherl, 1946 and O. dentifusus Bucherl, 1946-are based on females of O. tibialis Brolemann, 1902. O. latipes Bucherl, 1954 is conspecific with and is considered a junior synonym of O. sulcatus Meinert, 1886; O. limbatus diminutus Bucherl, 1946 is a junior synonym of O. limbatus Meinert, 1886 and O. fossulatus Attems, 1928 is a junior synonym of O. goeldii Brolemann, 1898. A lectotype is designated for O. goeldii. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/10388-8 - Phylogenetic analysis of the centipedes of the subfamily Otostigminae Kraepelin (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha, Scolopendridae), with a taxonomic revision of the species of the subgenus Parotostigmus Pocock
Grantee:Amazonas Chagas Júnior
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate