Thracophilus cilicius, Attems, 1947

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: 300

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Thracophilus cilicius


* Thracophilus cilicius   Attems, 1947

Material examined: 3 3, 5 ƤƤ.

Sites: 110, 124, 125, 141, 179 ( Fig. 20 View FIGURE 20 ).

General distribution. West Asia: Cyprus, Turkey (Western-Taurus) (Attems 1947).

Chorotype. East Mediterranean.

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

Altitudinal range: 300–1340 m.

Range of leg pairs recorded in Cyprus. 69 (3) and 75–77 (ƤƤ).

Remarks. Thracophilus   includes some nominal species hitherto known from scattered localities of Herzegovina, Bulgaria (Rodópi Mts.), Greece (Híos Is.), Turkey (Cilicia) and Palestine (Matic & Darabantu 1974; Stavropoulos & Matic 1990). These species have been mainly described on single specimens and, according to the Matic & Darabantu’s (1974) key, are distinguished on morphological characters whose variability is still poorly known, such as the number of the denticles on the labrum, the number of the teeth on the mandibular lamellae, the number of such lamellae, and the number of leg-bearing segments.