Tonkinodentus Schileyko, 1992


Tonkinodentus Schileyko, 1992

Original description: Schileyko A.A. (1992). Scolopenders of Viet-Nam and some aspects of the system of Scolopendromorpha (Chilopoda Epimorpha). Part 1 - Arthropoda Selecta, 1: 5-19, see p. 13.

Order: Scolopendromorpha

Family: Cryptopidae

Original rank: genus

Type species: Tonkinodentus lestes Schileyko, 1992 - by original designation

Last taxonomic scrutiny: Schileyko A.A. (1992). Scolopenders of Viet-Nam and some aspects of the system of Scolopendromorpha (Chilopoda Epimorpha). Part 1 - Arthropoda Selecta, 1: 5-19, see p. 13.

Valid Species:

Notes: Schileyko (1992, op cit.) proposed the new genus Tonkinodentus for one individual of this ostensibly new form that was missing the critical last three pairs of legs and placed it in the Theatopsinae (Cryptopidae). Shelley (1997, Brimleyana, 24:54) stated that the Plutoniuminae is implausible for Tonkinodentus, and therefore removed the genus from the subfamily, leaving it unassigned. Schileyko (2007, Arthropoda Selecta 16: 83) published an extended redescription of T. lestes including a paratype with ultimate legs and showed that it actually belongs to the Scolopendridae. He did not assign it to a subfamily.