Cryptops philammus gabonensis Demange, 1968

Lewis, John G. E., 2011, A review of the species in the genus Cryptops Leach, 1815 from the Old World related to Cryptops (Cryptops) hortensis (Donovan, 1810) (Chilopoda, Scolopendromorpha, International Journal of Myriapodology 4, pp. 11-50: 30

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Cryptops philammus gabonensis Demange, 1968


Cryptops philammus gabonensis Demange, 1968 

Cryptops philammus gabonensis  Demange, 1968 Biol. Gabonica, 4: 288, figs 8, 9.


(Data from Demange 1968). A pigmented species. Anterior wall of forcipular coxosternite almost straight with 3+3 marginal setae with 1+1 long post-marginals. Tergite paramedian sulci commencing on tergite 8. Sternite longitudinal sulci absent. Anterior margin of forcipular coxosternite almost straight with 3 long marginal setae and one long seta behind the margin. Ultimate leg with 3, 4 or 5 tibial and 2 tarsal saw teeth. Demange (1968) in a table comparing Cryptops philammus  and Cryptops orthus  gave pore field with posterior pores near the margin (of the coxopleuron) implying that this is the case in Cryptops philammus gabonensis  .




The data available are insufficient for the exact identity of Cryptops philammus gabonensis  to be determined. It is here regarded as a nomen dubium. As noted in the introduction, Cryptops philammus  has a saw tooth on the ultimate leg femur and thus belongs to the doriae group of species.