Cryptops (Cryptops) trisulcatus Brölemann, 1902

Akkari, Nesrine, Stoev, Pavel & Lewis, John, 2008, The scolopendromorph centipedes (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha) of Tunisia: taxonomy, distribution and habitats, ZooKeys 3 (3), pp. 77-102 : 92-93

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https://doi.org/ 10.3897/zookeys.3.51

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3792742

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Cryptops (Cryptops) trisulcatus Brölemann, 1902
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Cryptops (Cryptops) trisulcatus Brölemann, 1902

Figs 26-27 View Figs 26-27

Cryptops anomalans: Silvestri 1896 , Naturalista Siciliano, An. I, (Nuova Serie), 8: 151. Misidentification?

Cryptops anomalans: Attems 1908 , Voyage zoologique en Khroumirie ( Tunisie), Rouen: 104. Misidentification?

Cryptops trisulcatus: Brolemann 1932 , Bulletin de la Société d’Histoire Naturelle d’Afrique du Nord, 23 (2): 50.

Material examined. 1 ex., Jendouba Distr., Beni Mtir , N36°44.44 / E08°44.52, alt. 500 m, 19.2.2007 GoogleMaps , alt. 500 m; 1 ex., Nabeul Distr., Soliman , N36°42.54 / E10°21.15, alt. 98 m, 12.11.2006 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., Jendouba Distr., Ain Draham, Col des ruines, N36°47.24 / E08°41.02, alt. 799 m, 5.2.2004 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., same locality, 3.10.2005 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., Beja Distr., Jebel El Jouza Amdoun , N36°50.09 / E09°06.0, alt. 614 m, mixed oak forest, 19.11.2003 GoogleMaps ; 3 ex., same locality, 4.11.2003 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., Beja Distr., Nefza , N36°45.42 / E09°11.41, alt. 176 m, 27.2.2004 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., same locality, 18.4.2004 GoogleMaps ; 2 ex., Bizerta Distr., Ichkeul N.P., 8.2.2004 ; 1 ex., same locality, 7.1.2005 ; 1 ex., Ariana Distr., Nahli , N36°53.02 / E10°09.14, alt. 75 m, 6.12.2003 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., Kasserine Distr., inside Chambi N.P., N35°11.901 / E08°39.505, alt. 1291 m, Pinus halepensis , Quercus ilex , Stipa tenacissima , slope, under stones and leaf litter, 9.3.2008 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., inside Chambi N.P., N35°11.709 / E08°39.309, alt. 1286 m, Pinus halepensis , Quercus ilex , Stipa tenacissima , ruins, under stones and leaf litter, 9.3.2008 GoogleMaps ; 2 ex., Zaghouan Distr., Jebel Zaghouan, surroundings of the marabout Sidi Bou Gabrine , N36°22.423 / E10°06.328, alt. 642 m, meadows, scattered trees, under stones and leaf litter, 17.3.2008 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., same locality, 29.3.2008 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., same mountain, collecting along the track between Gouffre Anti Prehistorique (N36°21.595 / E10°05.208) and GoogleMaps Sidi Bou Gabrine (N36°22.423 / E10°06.328), 500-700 m, mixed forest, under stones and leaf litter, 18.3.2008 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., same mountain, collecting along the track Sidi Bou Gabrine (N36°22.423 / E10°06.328) GoogleMaps – Sidi Abdel kader Cave (N36°22.419 / E10°06.371) GoogleMaps – Saida Mannoubia (N36°22.650 / E10°06.332) GoogleMaps – The asphalt road to Zaghouan (N36°22.924 / E10°06.789), alt. 650-780 m, mixed forest, under stones and leaf litter, 19.3.2008 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., Beja Distr., 7 km of Zahret Medine, N36°46.857 / E09°01.688, alt. 500 m, limestone hill, shrubs, under stones, 20.3.2008 GoogleMaps ; 1 ex., Jendouba Distr., 4 km of Tabarka (direction of Malloula ), N36°57.476 / E08°43.781, alt. 225 m, Eucalyptus and pine forest, under stones, 22.3.2008 GoogleMaps ; 7 ex., Zaghouan Distr., Jebel Mansour, close to Sidi Aouidet Village, N36°12.307 / E09°45.588, alt. 514 m, Pine forest , Rosmarinus , under stones and leaf litter, 28.3.2008 GoogleMaps .

General distribution. Canary Islands, Algeria, Tunisia, Maltese Archipelago, Portugal, Spain (incl. Balearic Islands), South of France (incl. Corsica), Italy (incl. Sicily, Sardinia), Romania, Insular Greece (Ionian, Dodecanese islands and Crete), SE Turkey ( Zapparoli 2002, Zapparoli et al. 2004).

Distribution in Tunisia ( Map 5 View Map 5 ). Known from the Humid to Semiarid bioclimatic zones. The species range covers a vast area starting from the Mogods-Kroumirie region in the West and parts of the Tunisian Ridge chain further South (e.g. Chambi N.P.) and ending in Jebel Mansour, Jebel Zaghouan, the Gulf of Tunis and Cap Bon Peninsula (Soliman) area in the northeast. Known also from Ichkeul N.P.

Altitudinal range in Tunisia. Known from approx. 200 up to approx. 1300 m.

Habitats. Forests of Quercus faginea , mixed woods of Q. faginea and Q. suber , Q. coccifera and P. halepensis ; P. halepensis and Q. ilex ; found also in heterogenous Eucalyptus forest.

Remarks. Although this widespread Mediterranean species has already been recorded from Algeria ( Ribaut 1915) and from the neighbouring Italian island of Pantelleria situated approx. 70 km off the Tunisian coast ( Zapparoli 1995), these are thfirst definite records of C. trisulcatus in Tunisia (see also under Discussion). Brolemann (1932) summarized the distribution of C. trisulcatus as “Littoral méditerranéen d’Afrique et d’Europe”. It remains unclear whether this general statement was supported with original data from Tunisia. The species is also known from the Maltese Archipelago ( Zapparoli et al. 2004). In several places, like Jebel Zaghouan, Jebel Mansour, Jebel Chambi, C. trisulcatus is fairly common and occurs syntopically with C. punicus .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Chilopoda

Order

Scolopendromorpha

Family

Cryptopidae

Genus

Cryptops

Loc

Cryptops (Cryptops) trisulcatus Brölemann, 1902

Akkari, Nesrine, Stoev, Pavel & Lewis, John 2008
2008
Loc

Cryptops trisulcatus

: Brolemann 1932
1932
Loc

Cryptops anomalans

: Attems 1908
1908
Loc

Cryptops anomalans

: Silvestri 1896
1896