Lithobius, Trotzina, 1880

Simaiakis, Stylianos Michail, Zapparoli, Marzio, Minelli, Alessandro & Bonato, Lucio, 2013, The centipede fauna (Chilopoda) of the island of Cyprus, with one new lithobiomorph species, Zootaxa 3647 (2), pp. 279-306: 290-291

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3647.2.3

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5612941

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Lithobius
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* Lithobius   (Monotarsobius) ferganensis Trotzina, 1880

Material examined: 15 3, 14 ƤƤ.

Sites: 122, 124, 128 ( Fig. 10 View FIGURE 10 ).

General distribution. Europe: Romania, S-Russia (Caucasus), Ukraine (Crimea); West Asia: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Cyprus, Georgia, Turkey; Central Asia: W-China (Karakorum), Kirghizia, Kazakhstan (Matic 1966; Zalesskaja 1978; Eason 1997).

Chorotype. Turano-European.

Habitats. Patches with Quercus   , Pinus   forests, mixed forests with Pinus   , Quercus   and Acer   , ravines with Platanus   , Juniperus   and Quercus   , ravines with Platanus orientalis   , phryganic formations.

Altitudinal range: 20–1160 m.

Remarks. According to Eason (1997), L. ferganensis   is a rather variable species. The material examined fits well with the available descriptions of this taxon (e.g., Matic 1966: 216, fig. 86, under Lithobius (Monotarsobius) curtipes C.L. Koch, 1847   ; Zalesskaja 1978: 164, fig. 91, under Monotarsobius sseliwanoffi Garbowski, 1897   ; 165, fig. 92, under Monotarsobius turkestanicus Attems, 1904   ). Plectrotaxy is reported in Table 4 View TABLE 4 ; left ocelli, Tömösváry’s organ, forcipular coxosternite and female gonopod are illustrated in Figs 11–14 View FIGURES 11 – 14 .