Zoology Publications from Victoria University of Wellington—Nos. 66 and 67
Stenaphorura quadrispina Boerner, 1901 — Stenaphorura axelsoni Bagnall, 1935 — Stenaphorura denisi Bagnall, 1935 — Stenaphorura lubbocki Bagnall, 1935 — Stenaphorura absoloni Bagnall, 1936 — Figs. 71-78
Stenaphorura quadrispina Boerner, 1901
Stenaphorura axelsoni Bagnall, 1935
Stenaphorura denisi Bagnall, 1935
Stenaphorura lubbocki Bagnall, 1935
Stenaphorura absoloni Bagnall, 1936
Bagnall's collection contains: a slide of a poor specimen labelled type of Tullbergia lubbocki which is what he described in 1935 as Stenaphorura lubbocki; slides of a type specimen and three paratype specimens of Stenaphorura denisi; and two specimens on one slide labelled type, and three other specimens on slides labelled paratypes of Stenaphorura absoloni. I could not locate Bagnall's specimen's of S. axelsoni. He based S. axelsoni on Axelson's description (1912, p.96, pl. VIII, Figs. 12-13) of Tullbergia quadrispina and I am satisfied that it is a synonym of S. quadrispina Boerner which was Axelson's original identification.
The illustrations included here are drawn from several of Bagnall's type specimens. Boerner's original descriptions of the PAO and SO Ant III were rather inadequate. The PAO has from 30 to 60, possibly 80, vesicles as shown in Figs. 73 and 78. The organ is situated in a deep cuticular fold and the vesicles are closely packed together. The SO Ant III consists of three bent sense rods and two sense clubs with a cuticular fold and sometimes a papilla as shown in Fig. 72. There is a fourth bent sense rod somewhat removed, usually with four guard setae as shown in Fig. 71 and again in Fig. 76.
Abd VI has cuticular granules noticeably larger than on the rest of the body and bears two large terminal anal spines and two small sub-terminal anal spines (Fig. 74). Th III also has larger cuticular granules dorsally and the claws are finely granulated.
Figs. 71-78 Stenaphorura quadrispina Boerner, 1901
Fig. 71 sense rod Ant III, T. lubbocki type spec
Fig. 72 sense organ Ant III, T. lubbocki type spec
Fig. 73 PAO, T. lubbocki type spec
Fig. 74 Abd VI, P. denisi type spec
Fig. 75 fore foot, P. denisi type spec
Fig. 76 sense organ Ant III, P. denisi type spec
Fig. 77 apex Ant IV, P. denisi paratype spec
Fig. 78 PAO, P. denisi type spec.
Scales: A for Figs. 71, 72, 74 and 75; B for Figs. 73, 76, 77 and 78.