Hawaiodillo perkinsi   (Dollfus)


 
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Perkins's Hawaiian Woodlouse
(Hawaiodillo perkinsi)

 
syn. Armadillo perkinsi (Dollfus)

 
distribution:

Hawai'i Islands: Kaua'i (?), Maui

 
local name: -

 
size: (?)

extinction date: (?)

 
Perkins's Hawaiian Woodlouse is known from a single specimen which was collected in the year 1894 at the Haleakala crater on the island of Maui.

Four woodlice, that were collected in the 1990s at the Kaunuohua Ridge on the island of Kaua'i, can possibly be assigned to this species, that would mean that the species is still extant, this identification, however, is rather questionable.

 
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Perkins's Hawaiian Woodlouse (Hawaiodillo perkinsi); cephalon


Depiction from: ‘Fauna Hawaiiensis; being the land-fauna of the Hawaiian islands. by various authors, 1899-1913. Cambridge [Eng.]: The University press, 1913′

 
References:

- Stefano Taiti; Francis G. Howarth: Terrestrial Isopods from the Hawaiian Islands (Isopoda: Oniscidea). Bishop Museum Occasional Papers 45: 59-71. 1996