Scolopendra arthrorhabdoides Ribaut, 1912

Chagas-Jr, Amazonas, Chaparro, Elisa, Jiménez, Sebastián Galvis, Triana, Hernán Darío Triana, Flórez, Eduardo & Seoane, José Carlos Sícoli, 2014, The centipedes (Arthropoda, Myriapoda, Chilopoda) from Colombia: Part I. Scutigeromorpha and Scolopendromorpha, Zootaxa 3779 (2), pp. 133-156: 137

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Scolopendra arthrorhabdoides Ribaut, 1912
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Scolopendra arthrorhabdoides Ribaut, 1912  

Material examined. ICN-M.Ch-0036, 1 specimen, Meta, Cubarral, Vereda Vergel Alto, Estudiantes Sistemática Animal, 13-VI-1996, 1100 m; ICN-M.Ch-0239, 1 specimen, Meta, Villavicencio, Bosque Bavaria, R. Delvalle, 14- IV-2012, Antigua vía a Villavicencio-Bogotá ; ICN-M.Ch-0145, 1 specimen, Boyacá, Santa María, E. Flórez & D. Luna, 14-V- 2009, 490 m, 4º50'39'' N; 73º13'25'' W GoogleMaps   ; ICN-M.Ch-0120, 1 specimen, Chocó, Mumbu, E. Flórez, **- X- 1991, 500 m; MNRJ, 4 specimens, Meta, Villavicencio, Finca La Loma , A. Giupponi, viii.2006, Pt 1   ; MNRJ, 1 specimen, Meta, Villavicencio, Restrepo, A. Giupponi, viii.2006, Pt 2   ; MPUJ _ ENT 0001064 (MPUJ-CHI-0061), 1 specimen, Meta, Villavicencio, Bosque Bavaria, S. Rojas, 08/04/2006, 600M 4° 10`52.19``N – 73° 39`07.06``O; MPUJ _ ENT 0001065 (MPUJ-CHI-0062), GoogleMaps   1 specimen, Cundinamarca, Tena, Vereda Alto de la Cruz, A. Parrado, 05/11/ 1997, 1550m, 4° 46' 58'' N – 73° 37' 58'' W GoogleMaps   .

Distribution. The species was hitherto known only from its type locality, Guaduas, in the Province of Cundinamarca ( Ribaut 1912; Bücherl 1942; Attems 1930; Shelley 2006), but it is now also recorded from the Andean, Orinoquia and Pacific regions. It occurs most commonly in the Province of Meta.

Altitudinal range. 150 to 1550 m.

Remarks. Ribaut (1912) described the ventromedial spine of prefemur 20 as a diagnostic character for S. arthrorabdoides   . In some specimens of S. arthrorabdoides   the ventralmedial spine is absent ( Fig. 2 View FIGURE 2–3 ), but it is present in most specimens examined ( Fig.3 View FIGURE 2–3 ). We are not sure if this character is sexually dimorphic, but it is absent in males we examined and present in females as well as in some specimens that were not sexed. Scolopendra arthrorabdoides   is also characteristized by its small body size (42 mm to 60 mm), colourful cephalic plate, and ultimate pair of dark blue legs; tergites, light blue colour of the sternites and walking legs, and tergite 1 without anterior transverse suture.

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