Cupipes neocaledonicus Kraepelin,

Thofern, Detlef, Dupérré, Nadine & Harms, Danilo, 2021, An annotated type catalogue of the centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda) held in the Zoological Museum Hamburg, Zootaxa 4977 (1), pp. 1-103: 62

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Cupipes neocaledonicus Kraepelin


98. Cupipes neocaledonicus Kraepelin  , 190­3

Kraepelin 1903: 180–181 (as Cupipes neocaledonicus  n. sp.)

Type locality and specimens. Neu-Kaledonien [ New Caledonia]. Mus. Paris  .

Dimensions. Länge [length] 70 mm.

Type material. Syntype ( ZMH-A0000612). NEW CALEDONIA. No additional data [ca. 22°16’S, 166°27’E for Nouméa]GoogleMaps  .

Preservation. 1 jar: Label. Cupipes neocaledonicus Krpln  ex typis Neukaledonien, Mus. Paris C. 2.IX.03 (Kraepelin handwriting).

Taxonomic remarks. Possibly a synonym of Cormocephalus impressus armatus (Daday, 1891) (L.E. Koch 1983: 801) ( Bonato et al. 2016)  . Kraepelin mentiones several specimens in the description (“ jüngere Exemplare ”, “ älteres Exemplar ”) and additional syntypes are likely present at the MNHN.

Old type catalogue. Weidner (1960), p. 68, No. 48. Paratype.

Remarks. See Cormocephalus pustulatus Kraepelin 1903  . The specimen originates from the MNHN collections.

Current systematic position. Cormocephalus neocaledonicus ( Kraepelin, 1903)  ; transferred by Attems (1930: 94).


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