Bothriogaster signata (Kessler, 1874), Kessler, 1874

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: 299

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Bothriogaster signata (Kessler, 1874)
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Bothriogaster signata (Kessler, 1874)  

Bothriogaster affinis   (gen.) Szel. et mihi: Verhoeff 1901: 410 (synonymy).

Bothriogaster signata cyprica Chalande & Ribaut, 1909: 269   , Fig. 49 (synonymy).

Bothriogaster aegyptiaca Attems   , subsp. cyprica Chalande & Ribaut, 1909: Turk 1952: 657 (synonymy).

Material examined: 18 3, 12 ƤƤ.

Sites: 1, 10, 18, 22 (published), 27, 47, 54, 55, 56, 77 (published), 85, 86 (published), 91, 100, 110, 116, 139, 149, 150, 174, 175, 179, 185 ( Fig. 20 View FIGURE 20 ).

General distribution. Europe: Albania, Bulgaria, Greece (mainland, Crete, Cyclades, Dodecanese), FYR Macedonia; North Africa: Egypt, Libya (Cyrenaica, Tripolitania), Tunisia; West Asia: Caucasus, Cyprus, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey; Central Asia: Turkestan, Uzbekistan (Zapparoli 1991; Simaiakis et al. 2005).

Chorotype. Turanic-Mediterranean.

Habitats. Maquis with Pinus   , Juniperus   , Acacia   and Cupressus   , phrygana with Sarcopoterium spinosum   , patches with Pinus   and Acacia   , fields with Ceratonia   , cultivations with vineyard, patches with Eucalyptus   , Pinus   forests, mixed forests with Pinus   and Quercus   .

Altitudinal range: 5–1150 m.

Range of leg pairs recorded in Cyprus. 89–103 (3) and 93–107 (ƤƤ).

Remarks. Generically quoted from Cyprus by Verhoeff (1901) under B. affinis   . Afterwards cited by Chalande & Ribaut (1909) who, on a single female generically quoted from „ Chypre “, described a new subspecies, B. a. cyprica   , without any taxonomic significance (cf. Attems 1929: 49). Also recorded from “Apos, Andreas”, misprinted for "Apos. [= Apostolos] Andreas", under B. aegyptiaca cyprica   by Turk (1952).