Brachyptyx Chamberlin, 1920


The valid name for Brachyptyx Chamberlin, 1920 is Mecistocephalus Newport, 1843

Brachyptyx Chamberlin, 1920

Original description: Chamberlin R.V. (1920). On chilopods of the family Mecistocephalidae - Canadian Entomologist , 52: 184-189, see p. 186.

Order: Geophilomorpha

Family: Mecistocephalidae

Original rank: subgenus

Type species: Brachyptyx mirandus Pocock, 1895 - by original designation

Synonymy: Bonato L., Foddai D., Minelli A. (2003). Evolutionary trends and patterns in centipede segment number based on a cladistic analysis of Mecistocephalidae (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha) - Systematic Entomology , 28: 539-579, see p. 546.

Notes: The synonymy has been proposed only informally by Bonato, Foddai & Minelli (2003 - Syst. Entomol., 28: 546)