Lithobius (Lithobius) cherpinedensis Iorio, 2010

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 : 22

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Lithobius (Lithobius) cherpinedensis Iorio, 2010


7. Lithobius (Lithobius) cherpinedensis Iorio, 2010

Lithobius (Lithobius) cherpinedensis Iorio 2010b: 30, 42, 75, figs 25, 54, 85. (1)

Literature records.

General. Corsica (1). Cave. Haute-Corse, 2B - Lano, cave e’ Cherpinede, [800 m], loc. typ. of Lithobius (Lithobius) cherpinedensis Iorio, 2010 (1) [II].

General distribution.



Corsican endemic; W-European affinities.

Ecological notes.

800 m; troglobitic species found only in the type locality (Iorio 2010b).


This is the only true troglobitic centipede so far known in Corsica. Its relatioships with the western European cave Lithobius species especially Lithobius (Lithobius) anophtalmus Matic, 1957 from northern Spain ( Guipúzcoa and Vizcaya provinces) has been discussed by Iorio (2010b).