Lithobius (Lithobius) nodulipes Latzel, 1880

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 : 24

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Lithobius (Lithobius) nodulipes Latzel, 1880


9. Lithobius (Lithobius) nodulipes Latzel, 1880

Lithobius (Lithobius) nodulipes Latzel, 1880: Iorio 2010b: 36, 43, 80, fig. 101. (1)

Literature records.

General. Corsica (1). Epigeic. Haute-Corse, 2B - Nonza (1) [I]. Omessa, 800 m (1) [I]. Pietracorbara (1) [I].

General distribution.

Europe: Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Italy (mainland), Liechtenstein?, Romania, Slovenia, Switzerland ( Matic 1966, Würmli 1972, Eason 1982, Kos 1992, Stoev 1997, Tajovský 2001, Dányi 2005, Tuf and Laška 2005, Zapparoli and Minelli 2005, Negrea 2006, Purger et al. 2007).



Ecological notes.

Only one record, from 800 m above sea level; recorded only from localities of the Mesomediterranean belt.


The Corsican specimens of Lithobius nodulipes recently found by Iorio (2010b) are identical with the typical form in all major taxonomic characters but show some slight differences in the shape of the triangular projections of tergites 9, 11 and 13 and in plectrotaxy (see Iorio 2010b: 36). At present it is difficult to determine whether these differences are constant or intraspecifically variable. It is also suggested that the poorly known Lithobius brandensis might be conspecific with Lithobius nodulipes or to another species from the same morphological group. Since only the female of Lithobius brandensis has hitherto been known, this question cannot be resolved here.