Geophilus, Meinert, 1870

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: 296

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Geophilus
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* Geophilus   cf. alpinus Meinert, 1870

Material examined: 1 Ƥ.

Sites: 123 ( Fig. 18 View FIGURE 18 ).

Habitats. Mixed forests with Pinus   and Quercus   .

Altitudinal range: known only from a site at 1000 m.

Range of leg pairs recorded in Cyprus. 43 (Ƥ).

Remarks. G. alpinus   is an European species whose distribution includes Austria, Bulgaria, Croatia, Denmark, European Russia, France (mainland, Corsica), Germany, Greece (mainland, Crete), Hungary, Ireland, Italy (mainland, Sardinia, Sicily), Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, United Kingdom; also recorded in Morocco and Tunisia (Zapparoli 2002; Simaiakis et al. 2005). The identification of the single specimen is only tentatively, because the taxonomy is still uncertain for the group of closely related species including G. alpinus   and other less adequately described very similar species.