Geophilus, Leach, 1815

Simaiakis, Stylianos Michail, Zapparoli, Marzio, Minelli, Alessandro & Bonato, Lucio, 2013, The centipede fauna (Chilopoda) of the island of Cyprus, with one new lithobiomorph species, Zootaxa 3647 (2), pp. 279-306: 297

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* Geophilus   cf. carpophagus Leach, 1815

Material examined: 17 3, 27 ƤƤ.

Sites: 47, 53, 110, 111, 123, 125, 151, 152, 153 ( Fig. 18 View FIGURE 18 ).

Habitats. Maquis formations with Juniperus   , ravines with Platanus   and Pinus   , mixed forests with Pinus   and Quercus   .

Altitudinal range: 110–1340 m.

Range of leg pairs recorded in Cyprus. 53–55 (3) and 53–57 (ƤƤ).

Remarks. Since the discovery of G. e a s o n i Arthur, Foddai, Kettle, Lewis, Luczynski & Minelli, 2001 and the reevaluation of G. arenarius Meinert, 1870 (Bonato & Minelli 2011)   , it is now clear that there are multiple taxa within what was known until recently as a single species G. carpophagus   . The range of this species-complex includes Middle and Near East, most part of Europe, Maghreb and Macaronesia (see Zapparoli & Iorio 2012). The identity of the populations in the Eastern part of this range deserves close study.