Henri de Saussure – Histoire naturelle des myriapodes. Atlas – 1897

87,00

Book in original softcover, some small friction without consequence, spine slightly damaged with a few tears particularly at the level of the crowns, a small water stain on the front cover.

Very good condition inside, from the natural and political history of Madagascar published by Alfred Grandidier, Volume XXVII, superb atlas, with 12 plates in black and white and in colour, extremely rare foxing on the plates, nice work on the myriapods.

 

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Description

Henri de Saussure and Leo Zehntner described 76 species of millipede in three publications on the fauna of Madagascar (including additions from other islands). These species are listed alphabetically; the holdings of the Muséum d’histoire naturelle de Genève and the whereabouts of type specimens identified in other institutions are discussed, and the currently valid combination is given for each species.

The first twelve plates associated with the volume in Grandidier’s Madagascar series were published in 1897 and represent the first valid publication of the species names although not accompanied by a description (Saussure & Zehntner, 1897).