Scolopendra cingulata Latreille, 1829

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: 293-294

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Scolopendra cingulata Latreille, 1829
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Scolopendra cingulata Latreille, 1829 

Scolopendra: Sinclair 1895: 32  (synonymy).

Scolopendra cingulata Latreille  : Kraepelin 1904: 321 (synonymy). Scolopendra dalmatica C.L. Koch, 1847  : Turk 1952: 656 (misidentification).

Material examined: 6 3, 3 ƤƤ, 65 unsexed.

Sites: 8, 12, 17, 20, 21, 25, 26, 30, 32, 33, 38, 39, 40, 45 (published), 47, 54, 55, 57, 58, 60, 62, 63, 64, 65, 68, 69, 76 (published), 86 (published), 92, 100, 109, 112, 120, 129, 131, 139, 145, 146, 148, 149, 156, 157, 158, 159, 161, 163, 165, 166, 167, 168, 175 ( Fig. 16View FIGURE 16).

General distribution. Europe: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, France, Greece (mainland, Cyclades, Dodecanese), Hungary, Italy (mainland, Sicily), FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, European Russia (Crimea, Caucasus), Spain, Ukraine; never recorded in Balearic Isl., Corsica, Sardinia and Crete; North Africa: Algeria, Libya (Cyrenaica), Morocco, Tunisia; West Asia: Cyprus, Egypt (Sinai), northwestern Iran, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria, Turkey; Central Asia: Tadjikistan (Brölemann 1921, 1930, 1932; Attems 1930; Serra 1983; Lewis 1985, 2010; Zapparoli 1991, 1999; Kos 1992; Zalesskaja & Shileyko 1992; Foddai et al. 1995; Stoev 1997).

Chorotype. (Turano?)-Mediterranean.

Habitats. Sandy beaches, cultivations with vineyards, under Eucalyptus  , maquis and phryganic formations with Sarcopoterium spinosum  , Ceratonia  and Pistacia  , mixed forests with Pinus  , Quercus  and Acer  , mixed Pinus  forest, near ponds with Eucalyptus  and Acacia  , ravines with Platanus  , Juniperus  and Pinus  , open fields with Ceratonia  .

Altitudinal range: 5–1940 m.

Remarks. No previous records of this widely distributed species was known from Cyprus a part from an old generic quotation from “ Chypre [E. Simon et E. Desch. 1893 - 94]” by Kraepelin (1904). Turk (1952: 656) quoted under Scolopendra dalmatica C.L. Koch, 1847  a specimen 82 mm long from Mount Pentadaktilon. This specimen, now stored at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, whose data label corresponds exactly to those published by Turk except the year of collection, probably for a print error, has been checked by one of us (SS) and must be undoubtedly assigned to this species.

The generic quotations of Scolopendra  from neighbourhood of Larnaca and the top of Mount Troodos by Sinclair (1895) are here referred to this species.