Newportia mexicana (Saussure, 1858)

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 : 13

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Newportia mexicana (Saussure, 1858)


Newportia mexicana (Saussure, 1858)

Type locality. Veracruz, Córdoba (type not known to exist) .

Published records. None

New records. None.

Remarks. Schileyko and Minelli (1999) questioned whether this species is valid, but as the second oldest name in the genus, the only one that it can be junior to is N. longitarsis (Newport, 1845) , whose type locality is St. Vincent in the Lesser Antilles, some 2,400 mi (3,840 km) ESE of Córdoba. Because of this distance and the fact that the names were proposed for forms in different physiographic regions, we believe that N. mexicana must be considered a valid species and the senior name for Mexican representatives, although unassignable with certainty at present to a particular species.