Spherillo misellus Budde-Lund, 1885

Schayer's slater



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Armadillo misellus Budde-Lund, 1885; Spherillo miselus Budde-Lund, 1885 (orthographic error)


Conservation Status


Last record: January 1843 or before



Tasmania (=Van Diemen's Land), Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Budde-Lund, G. (1885). Crustacea Isopoda terrestria, per Familias et Genera et Species descripta. Hauniae.


Other references:

Budde-Lund, G. (1904). A Revision of 'Crustacea Isopoda terrestria' with additions and illustrations. Parts 2 & 3, pp. 32-144. Copenhagen: H. Hagerup.

Green, Alison J. A. (1961). A study of Tasmanian Oniscoidea (Crustacea: Isopoda). Australian Journal of Zoology 9(2): 258-366. [Abstract]

Green, Alison J. A. (1974). Oniscoidea (Terrestrial Isopoda), pp. 229-249. In: Williams, W. D. (eds.). Biogeography and Ecology in Tasmania. Monographiae Biologicae, vol 25. Springer, Dordrecht. [Abstract]

Green, Alison J. A. (2001). The riddle of Schayer's slater, Spherillo misellus (Crustacea: Isopoda). Invertebrata 20, July 2001, privately distributed.

Jeppesen, P. C. (2000). Catalogue of terrestrial isopod taxa and type material described by Gustav Budde-Lund (Crustacea: Isopoda). Steenstrupia 25(2): 221-265.

Poore, G. C. B. (2002). Zoological Catalogue of Australia Volume 19.2A Crustacea: Malacostraca: Syncarida, Peracarida: Isopoda, Tanaidacea, Mictacea, Thermosbaenacea, Spelaeogriphacea. (CSIRO Publishing: Melbourne; and Australian Biological Resources Study (ABRS): Canberra.) [p. 301]

Schmalfuss, Helmut. (2003). World catalog of terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea). Stuttgarter Beiträge zur Naturkunde, ser. A (Biologie), no. 654: 1-341.

Thomson, G. M. (1893). Notes on Tasmanian Crustacea, with descriptions of new species. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania 1892: 45-76. 


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