Schendyla, C.L. Koch, 1837

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: 301-302

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3647.2.3

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Schendyla
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* Schendyla   cf. nemorensis (C.L. Koch, 1837)

Material examined: 23 3, 43 ƤƤ, 1 unsexed.

Sites: 49, 50, 55, 56, 57, 70, 87, 90, 104, 110, 119, 121, 122, 123, 124, 142, 144, 147, 148, 153, 173 ( Fig. 21 View FIGURE 21 ). Habitats. Pinus   forests, patches with Quercus   , fields with Ceratonia   , phryganic formations, cultivations with vineyard, mixed forests with Pinus   , Quercus   and Acer   , ravines with Platanus   , Juniperus   and Quercus   .

Altitudinal range: 370–1920 m.

Range of leg pairs recorded in Cyprus. 35–41 (3) and 35–43 (ƤƤ).

Remarks. S. nemorensis   is an European species whose range includes Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Greece (Cyclades, Dodecanese), Ireland, Italy (mainland, Sardinia, Sicily), Norway, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal (Azores Isl.), Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Balearic Isl.), Sweden, United Kingdom; also recorded in North Africa ( Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia) and introduced to Newfoundland and North America (Eason 1964; Zapparoli 2002; Simaiakis et al. 2005).

The specimens here examined are similar to S. nemorensis   , but some minor, yet invariant differences suggest that they could belong to a different species. It seems different also from the specimen recorded from Cyprus under Schendyla zonalis Brolemann & Ribaut, 1911   by Turk (1952).

According to Turk (1952), a male 20.5 mm long with 41 pair of legs, terminal legs with two coxal pores, twentyone teeth on the labrum, and teeth on the mandibles arranged in 3: 2: 3, has been recorded from Kannoures and identified as Schendyla zonalis Brolemann and Ribaut, 1911   , currently a junior synonym of S. carniolensis Verhoeff, 1902   whose distribution include Austria, France (mainland), Italy (mainland, Sardinia), Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Spain (mainland) and Ukraine. The taxonomic identity of this record should be reassessed.