Newportia stolli ( Pocock, 1896 )

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 : 14

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

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5014571

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Newportia stolli ( Pocock, 1896 )
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Newportia stolli ( Pocock, 1896)

Type locality. Guatemala, Quetzaltenango (type not examined) .

Published Mexican records. Chiapas and Campeche in general ( Schileyko & Minelli, 1999).

New records. Campeche: Xpuhil , ruins of Becán, 5 June 1975, R. B. Wade ( TMM 21139 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) and ruins of Chicana , 3 December 1979, R. B. Wade ( TMM 21129 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) . Chiapas : Mt. El Seuspira, Tuxtla Gutiérrez, 27 June 1958, N. B. Causey ( FSCA­1 ) ; 6 mi (9.6 km) E Teopisca , Rancho Nuevo, 19 August 1967, J. R. Reddell, J. Fish, T. Evans ( TMM­2 ) ; 33.7 mi (53.9 km) N Huixtla , 27 February 1966, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­1 ) ; San Cristóbal las Casas , 31 August 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­2 ) ; 5 mi (8 km) W San Cristóbal las Casas , 24 August 1966, J. & W. Ivie ( AMNH­1 ) ; 8.6 mi (13.8 km) E San Cristóbal las Casas , 5 September 1965 & 28 June 1972, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead (NMNH­ca. 15) ; 10 mi (16 km) E San Cristóbal las Casas , 10 December 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­10 ) ; 6 mi (9.6 km) SE San Cristóbal las Casas , Rancho Nuevo, 1 September 1967, G. E. Ball, T. Erwin, H. B. Leech ( NMNH­4 ) ; and San Quintin , 5–20 December 1966, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­12 ) . Veracruz : N of San Andres Tuxtla, slopes of Volcan San Martin, 20 July–1 August 1959, W. T. Keeton, B. D. Valentine, Lund ( NMNH 9 View Materials ) .

Remarks. Newportia stolli is exclusively epigean and was cited from Guatemala and Colombia ( Bücherl, 1959) before it was reported from Mexico. Schileyko & Minelli (1999) did not state what their general record was based on nor mention a region of Campeche, but we confirm occurrence in the state with the two samples from Xpuhil. To our knowledge, these are the first definite records of the Scolopendromorpha from the Yucatan peninsula.

The southernmost generic representative in Mexico, N. stolli occupies two disjunct areas, a band that extends widthwise across the country from the Pacific Coast in Chiapas for an unknown distance in the Yucatan, and a site some 200 mi (320 km) to the northeast in Veracruz ( Fig. 17 View FIGURE 17 ). At present, the southern records are detached from the other species, but we suspect this reflects inadequate sampling in the Isthmus of Tehuantepec (Tabasco, eastern Veracruz and Oaxaca, and western Chiapas). While sympatric species may occur in eastern and southern Chiapas, a substantial amount of sampling has taken place there, to the point that we think other representatives would have been encountered by now if they existed .