Stenotaenia cf. naxia ( Verhoeff, 1901 ), Verhoeff, 1901

Simaiakis, Stylianos Michail, Akkari, Nesrine & Zapparoli, Marzio, 2016, The centipedes of Peloponnisos and first records of genus Eurygeophilus in the East Mediterranean (Myriapoda: Chilopoda), Zootaxa 4061 (4), pp. 301-346: 341

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Stenotaenia cf. naxia ( Verhoeff, 1901 )


47. Stenotaenia cf. naxia ( Verhoeff, 1901)  

New records from Peloponnisos ( Fig. 15 View FIGURE 15 ). 1 ♀, Messinia, Kalamata, 380 m, N 37.07221 / E 22.15783, 21 Apr. 2003, P. Cerretti.

Remarks. Stenotaenia naxia   is an Eastern Mediterranean species whose reliable records came from the Cyclades Islands (Is. Syros, Is. Naxos), Dodecanese (Is. Halki, Rhodes), Crete, and Palestine; its presence in Anatolia should be confirmed (Bonato & Minelli 2008).

The specimen examined here is tentatively assigned to Stenotaenia naxia   as it shows the following main features: large body size (length 67 mm); 99 leg bearing segments; labrum with apparently four tubercles; lappets on both the coxosternum and the telopodites of first maxillae not seen; chitin lines of the forcipular coxosternum reaching the anterior condyles; anterior margin of the forcipular coxosternum wide and almost straight; forcipular intermediate articles distinctly separate; sternal pore areas in the anterior part of the trunk oval, slightly longer than wide, and placed on the posterior half of each sternum; each coxopleuron with one pouch with pores and a small anterior pore.