Stenotaenia palaestina (Verhoeff, 1925)

Chipman, Ariel D., Dor, Neta & Bonato, Lucio, 2013, Diversity and biogeography of Israeli geophilomorph centipedes (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha), Zootaxa 3652 (2), pp. 232-248: 238-239

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Stenotaenia palaestina (Verhoeff, 1925)


Stenotaenia palaestina (Verhoeff, 1925) 

Published records: “Chuldah bei Jaffa” [Hulda, near Jaffa] (Verhoeff 1925); “Jerusalem”, “Nes Harim” (Bonato & Minelli 2008).

New records: Arad (1 specimen 1963); Hermon, Emek Bol’an (1 specimen 2012); Kalanit (1 specimen 2011). Distribution in Israel: the few localities are mainly in mountainous areas, with average annual temperatures between 16–20 ˚C and annual precipitations between 550–1250 ( Figure 3View FIGURE 3 E). The exception is a specimen from Arad, which is from a mountainous desert region. We did not include this site in the presumptive distribution. Global distribution: the species is known only from Israel.

Taxonomic and nomenclatural notes. S. palaestina  has been recognised provisionally as a distinct species after a revision of the entire genus Stenotaenia (Bonato & Minelli 2008)  . The specimens examined by us are assigned to this species according to their number of legs.