Scolopocryptops miersii Newport, 1845

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: 144

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http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.3779.2.2

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5057360

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scientific name

Scolopocryptops miersii Newport, 1845
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* Scolopocryptops miersii Newport, 1845  

Material examined. ICN-M.Ch-0013, 1 specimen, Vaupés, Estacion Biológica Caparú, L. Benavides, 25-VI- 2003, 200 m   ; ICN-M.Ch-0075, 1 specimen, Vaupés, Estación Biológica Mosiro-Itajura ( Caparú ), L. Benavides, 25-IV- 2003, 200 m   ; ICN-M.Ch-0076, 1 specimen, Vaupés, Estación Biológica Mosiro-Itajura ( Caparú ), L. Benavides, 25-IV- 2003, 200 m   ; ICN-M.Ch-0101, 1 specimen, Amazonas, Leticia, Km 11 vía Tarapacá, Estud. Biologia UN y Edo Flórez, 9-XI- 2001, 100 m   ; ICN-M.Ch-0151, 1 specimen, Vaupés, Estación Biológica Mosiro-Itajura (Caparú), J. Pinzón, 2002–2004   ; ICN-M.Ch-0131, 2 specimens, Vaupés, Estación Biológica Mosiro-Itajura (Caparú), J. Pinzón, 2002–2004   ; ICN-M.Ch-0021, 1 specimen, Vaupés, Estacion Biológica Caparú, L. Benavides, 25-IV- 2003, 200 m   ; ICN-M.Ch-0024, 1 specimen, Amazonas, Leticia, Km 4 vía Tarapacá, Estudiantes Sistemática Animal, **- I-2002   ; ICN-M.Ch-0129, 1 specimen, Vaupés, Estación Biológica Mosiro-Itajura (Caparú), Pinzón, 2002–2004   .

Distribution. This species is widely distributed in the Neotropics, from Antilles to Argentina. It is known from Martinique, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela, Guyana, Brazil and Argentina ( Chagas-Jr 2003). The new record from Colombia, in the Amazonian Región, confirms its cis-Andine distribution in low areas of South America.

Altitudinal range. 83 to 200 m.

Remarks. Scolopocryptops miersii   was described by Newport (1845) and transferred to Dinocryptops Crabill, 1953   by Crabill (1953). Chagas-Jr (2008) in a phylogenetic analysis of Scolopocryptopinae showed that Dinocryptops   is a paraphyletic genus, and that D. miersii   belongs to Scolopocryptops   . More recently, Edgecombe et al. (2012), by applying combined morphological and molecular phylogenetic data, fixed the taxonomic status of the species and corroborated the morphological data presented by Chagas-Jr (2008).