Lithobius (Lithobius) tenebrosus Meinert, 1872

Zapparoli, Marzio & Iorio, Etienne, 2012, The centipedes (Chilopoda) of Corsica: catalogue of species with faunistic, zoogeographical and ecological remarks, International Journal of Myriapodology 7, pp. 15-68 : 37

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Lithobius (Lithobius) tenebrosus Meinert, 1872


Lithobius (Lithobius) tenebrosus Meinert, 1872

Lithobius nigrifrons Latzel et Haase: Léger and Duboscq 1903: 309. (1)

Lithobius nigrifrons : Verhoeff 1925a: 656. (2)

Lithobius nigrifrons : Brölemann 1926: 231. (3)

Lithobius nigrifrons Latzel et Haase, 1880: Brölemann 1930: 271. (4)

Lithobius nigrifrons Latz.: Attems 1949: 115. (5)

Lithobius tenebrosus Meinert, 1872: Foddai et al. 1996: 360, Tab. I. (6)

Lithobius (Lithobius) tenebrosus Meinert, 1872: Geoffroy and Iorio 2009: 679. (7)

Literature records.

General. Corsica (2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7). Epigeic. Haute-Corse, 2B - Bastia [I] (1). Cap Corse [I] (1).


European species recorded in Scandinavia as well as in central and south-eastern countries; in Central Europe it shows a clear preference towards wet and humid habitats with high vegetation cover ( Voigtländer 2005), in Greece it seems to prefer submontane and montane coniferous woods and open montane habitats ( Zapparoli 2002). Its presence in Corsica is doubtful (see Geoffroy and Iorio 2009). The species has been recorded (as Lithobius nigrifrons Latzel and Haase in Latzel, 1880) from two localities, Cap Corse and Bastia, in the Mesomediterranean belt ( Léger and Duboscq 1903: 309) where an unspecified number of unsexed specimens (11.5 mm long with 36 antennal articles) were found. The occurrence of this species in Corsica has never been confirmed. Although the species is included in a recent list of the centipede fauna of the island ( Foddai et al. 1996), the old literature records are unreliable and must be referred to a different unidentified species of Lithobius .