Newportia oreina Chamberlin, 1915

Junior, Amazonas Chagas & Shelley, Rowland M., 2003, The centipede genus Newportia Gervais, 1847, in Mexico: description of a new troglomorphic species; redescription of N. sabina Chamberlin, 1942; revival of N. azteca Humbert & Saussure, 1869; and a summary of the fauna (Scolopendromorpha: Scolopocryptopidae: Newportiinae), Zootaxa 379, pp. 1-20 : 15-16

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https://doi.org/ 10.11646/zootaxa.379.1.1

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5014578

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https://treatment.plazi.org/id/2947B55A-FF81-1E3C-4523-FA3C7D6FFA95

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scientific name

Newportia oreina Chamberlin, 1915
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Newportia oreina Chamberlin, 1915

Type locality. The label with the holotype ( MCZ, examined) states “ Hidalgo: Guerrero,” and Chamberlin (1915) cited both states in the description. They are around 170 mi (272 km) apart, and it is not possible to determine where the specimen originated. We cite below a new, confirmatory record of N. oreina from Hidalgo and consider Guerrero to be doubtful, placing a question mark there in fig. 17 .

Published records. Puebla: unspecified site along the Rio Frio, and Rio Frio at Pinar ( Chamberlin, 1943; Schileyko & Minelli, 1999).

New records. Hidalgo: 6 mi (9.6 km) N Zimapán, 8 January 1948, collector unknown ( NMNH­2 ) . Nuevo León: Cañon de Las Anacuas , ca. 14.2 mi (22.7 km) SW Linares, 19 July 1941, F. Bonet, D. Pelaez ( NMNH­1 ) . Oaxaca: 3.4 mi (5.4 km) S Suchixtapec, along rte. 175, 21 March 1966, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­1 ) ; and Santos Reyes Pápolo , 18 March 1989, A. Grubbs ( TMM 21161 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) . Querétaro: 6.4 mi (10.2 km) E Pinal de Amoles , 16 November 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­2 ) ; Ajo de Ligura , 27–29 December 1974, C. Soileau ( TMM 21119 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) ; and 24.7 mi (39.5 km) E Landa de Matamoros , 18 March 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­1 ) . San Luis Potosi: 19.3 mi (30.9 km) NW Tamazunchale, 20 November 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­1 ) . Tamaulipas: Gómez Farias vicinity, 20–24 July 1965, Cornell Univ. expedition ( NMNH­1 ) ; 6 mi (9.6 km) NW Gómez Farias, Rancho del Cielo , 24 March 1967, R. W. Mitchell ( TMM 21147 View Materials ­3 View Materials ) and 9 March 1969, S. C. Fowler ( TMM 21146 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) ; Los San Pedros , on surface, 23–29 November 1986, D. Pate ( TMM 21113 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) ; and km 158 along hwy. 101, 22 February 1973, Mollhagen ( TMM 21145 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) . Veracruz: Fortin , 29 September 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­1 ) ; 13.2 mi (21.1 km) W Ciudad Mendoza , 22 June 1966, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­1 ) ; and Soledad Atzompa , 5–6 January 1975, J. R. Reddell ( TMM 21123 View Materials ­12 View Materials ) .

Remarks. Rancho del Cielo lies northwest of Gómez Farias and contains a dense concentration of around a dozen caves, although the specimens of N. oreina and, below, N. atoyaca , were encountered on the surface. It is located in the Sierra de Guatemala, which run in a north­south direction in southwestern Tamaulipas. A map and brief description of the area are provided by Reddell & Mitchell (1971 b).

Newportia oreina , misspelled as “ oriena ” by Schileyko and Minelli (1999), is the most widely distributed Mexican representative. An epigean species, it extends from central Tamaulipas to coastal Oaxaca, a distance of around 550 mi (880 km); east­west, the range is about 144 mi (230.4 km). The published record from the unspecified site on the Rio Frio in Puebla is the type locality for N. altimontis Chamberlin, 1943 , which was placed in synonymy by Schileyko & Minelli (1999).

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Chilopoda

Order

Scolopendromorpha

Family

Scolopocryptopidae

Genus

Newportia

Loc

Newportia oreina Chamberlin, 1915

Junior, Amazonas Chagas & Shelley, Rowland M. 2003
2003
Loc

N. altimontis

Chamberlin 1943
1943
Loc

Newportia oreina

Chamberlin 1915
1915