Newportia atoyaca Chamberlin, 1943

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 : 17

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

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5014586

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scientific name

Newportia atoyaca Chamberlin, 1943
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Newportia atoyaca Chamberlin, 1943

Type locality. Veracruz, Atoyac (holotype at NMNH, examined) .

Published records. Veracruz: Fortin ( Chamberlin, 1943; Schileyko & Minelli, 1999).

New records. Nuevo León: 10.2 mi (16.3 km) E San Roberto Jct. , along rte. 60, 20 October 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­1 ) . Oaxaca: 38.2 mi (61.1 km) S Valle Nacional , 16 August 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­2 ) ; 22.2 mi (35.5 km) S San Padro Juchatengo , 22 July 1966, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­3 ) ; and 13.3 mi (21.3 km) N Oaxaca, along rte. 175, 12 August 1972, G. E. Ball ( NMNH­1 ) . Querétaro: 7.8 mi (12.5 km) E Landa de Matamoros , 18 November 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­2 ) . San Luis Potosi: 24.7 mi (39.5 km) W Landa de Matamoros , 19 September 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­1 ) . Tamaulipas: 20.6 mi (33.0 km) E Villa de Casas , 27 October 1965 & 5 July 1966, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­8 ) ; 6 mi (9.6 km) NW Gómez Farias, Rancho del Cielo , 3 June 1967, R. W. Mitchell ( TMM 21148 View Materials ­2 View Materials ) ; 3 mi (4.8 km) S Gómez Farias, Marcimento del Rio Frio , 12 March 1969, J. R. Reddell ( TMM 21116 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) ; 31 mi (49.6 km) SW Soto la Marina , 31 October 1970, W. H. Russell, G. & J. Ediger ( TMM 21118 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) ; 48 mi (76.8 km) S Ciudad Victoria , 22 January 1976, Y. Brown ( TMM 21114 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) ; Conrado Castillo , Cueva X, 22 October 1979, T. Tracy ( TMM 34821 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) ; and Nacimento del Rio Purificacion , on surface, 7 April 1980, P. Sprouse ( TMM 21143 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) . Veracruz: Totoloutla, Sumidero de Cotz Alortoc , 15 February 1983, S. Robertson, J. P. Ackerman, G. Provin ( TMM 34812 View Materials ­2 View Materials ) ; near hwy. 150 (rd. between Puebla and Córdoba), 7 January 1976, C. Wilkinson ( TMM 21151 View Materials ­1 View Materials ) ; Fortin , 28 September 1965, G. E. Ball, D. R. Whitehead ( NMNH­3 ) ; 8 mi (12.8 km) W San Miguel , 10 July 1959, W. T. Keeton, B. D. Valentine ( NMNH­2 ) .

Remarks. Though occurring in both cave and epigean habitats, N. atoyaca is primarily a surface centipede. It is the second most widely distributed species of Newportia in Mexico after N. oreina , spanning some 530 mi (848 km), north­south, and around 168 mi (268.8 km), east­west. The ranges of the two species are similar, and they are the dominant representatives in central Mexico. They differ solely in the number of pseudotarsi on the ultimate legs, N. oreina having 5–8 and N. atoyaca having 11–12, and may be synonyms.

NMNH

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History