Bohumil Němec and his millipede collection at the National Museum in Prague (Czechia), with notes on Craspedosoma rawlinsii simplex Němec, 1896

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2019
Authors:P. Dolejš, Kocourek P.
Start Page:25
Date Published:08/2019
Keywords:Bohemia, Diplopoda, faunistics, historical records, synonymy, type specimens

The present catalogue lists data from a total of 95 specimens from 22 species of the millipede collection by the Czech scientist Bohumil Němec (1873–1966) housed in the National Museum in Prague. The material was collected at the turn of the 19th and 20th century in the modern-day Czechia and contains syntypes of Craspedosoma rawlinsii simplex Němec, 1896 [= Craspedosoma rawlinsii rawlinsii Leach, 1814, syn. nov.] and Julus (Leucojulus) coerulans Němec, 1896 [= Kryphioiulus occultus (Koch, 1847)]. The problematic of spelling the name rawlinsii turned to be much complicated than previously thought. Thus, only the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature will have to solve it. Until then, the prevailing usage of rawlinsii is to be maintained.

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