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Centipedes (Chilopoda) from Greece in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia

Pavel Stoev

20 September 2004 · volume 16 · pp. 81–88 · PDF [full text]

Abstract: The paper is devoted to the treatment of the centipedes in the National Museum of Natural History, Sofia collected by Bulgarian zoologists in Greece. It deals with material gathered in the provinces of Macedonia and Thrace, and the islands of Tassos, Thasopulo, Samothraki, Kythira, Syros, Amorgos, Santorini, Kalymnos and Karpathos. A total of 22 species were identified, three of them, Lithobius ferganensis Trotzina, 1880, L. vizicae (Ribarov, 1987) and Henia (Turkophilus) porosa (Verhoeff, 1941), are new to the fauna of the country. An examination of the holotype of Lithobius seresensis Matic et Stavropoulos, 1990 showed that it is a junior synonym of Lithobius schuleri Verhoeff, 1925, not of L. erythrocephalus C.L. Koch, 1847 as thought previously. Lithobius vizicae (Ribarov, 1987) is briefly re-described and its taxonomic position discussed.

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