WoRMS taxon details

Ophrydesmus kedahensis (Wang & Tang, 1965)

1289939  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1289939)

accepted
Species
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Not documented
Type locality contained in Malaysia  
type locality contained in Malaysia [from synonym] [view taxon] [details]
Taxonomic remark This species was originally described as Phenacoporus kedahensis Wang & Tang, 1965, from the male holotype coming from...  
Taxonomic remark This species was originally described as Phenacoporus kedahensis Wang & Tang, 1965, from the male holotype coming from “Baling Ledah”, likely the town of Baling in the southeastern part of a slightly misspelled state of Kedah, northern Western Malaysia, as well as from a female paratype (allotype) stemming from Singapore (Wang & Tang, 1965). The species name itself, kedahensis, clearly suggests its provenance from Kedah.
A little later, Wang (1967) recorded another female from Bukit Timah, Singapore, again referring the species to Phenacoporus Attems, 1914. Decker (2013) was the first to formally transfer P. kedahensis to Ophrydesmus Cook, 1896, based on Jeekel (1955) who had synonymised Phenacoporus under Ophrydesmus, a synonymy Wang & Tang (1965) and Wang (1967) had overlooked. [details]
Sierwald, P.; Spelda, J. (2018). MilliBase. Ophrydesmus kedahensis (Wang & Tang, 1965). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1289939 on 2018-12-11
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original description  (ofPhenacoporus kedahensis Wang & Tang, 1965) Wang, Y.-H. M.; Tang, M. C. (1965). The millipedes of Malay Archipelago and South Sea Islands Singapore, Sarawak and Sumatra. Quarterly Journal of the Taiwan Museum, 18: 399-441. Taipei
page(s): 425 [details]   

basis of record Golovatch, S.I. (2018). Further notes on the millipede family Cryptodesmidae in Southeast Asia, with descriptions of a new genus and two new species from Indochina (Diplopoda: Polydesmida). <em>RAFFLES BULLETIN OF ZOOLOGY.</em> 66: 361-370., available online at https://lkcnhm.nus.edu.sg/app/uploads/2018/01/66rbz361-370.pdf
page(s): p. 368, figs 7-8 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Golovatch, S.I. (2015). Review of the Millipede Genus Ophrydesmus Cook, 1896, with the Description of a New Species from Southern Vietnam (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Cryptodesmidae). <em>Tropical Natural History.</em> 15(2): 155–165., available online at https://tci-thaijo.org/index.php/tnh/article/view/103079
page(s): p. 158 [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From editor or global species database
Taxonomic remark This species was originally described as Phenacoporus kedahensis Wang & Tang, 1965, from the male holotype coming from “Baling Ledah”, likely the town of Baling in the southeastern part of a slightly misspelled state of Kedah, northern Western Malaysia, as well as from a female paratype (allotype) stemming from Singapore (Wang & Tang, 1965). The species name itself, kedahensis, clearly suggests its provenance from Kedah.
A little later, Wang (1967) recorded another female from Bukit Timah, Singapore, again referring the species to Phenacoporus Attems, 1914. Decker (2013) was the first to formally transfer P. kedahensis to Ophrydesmus Cook, 1896, based on Jeekel (1955) who had synonymised Phenacoporus under Ophrydesmus, a synonymy Wang & Tang (1965) and Wang (1967) had overlooked. [details]