Otostigmus (Otostigmus) astenus (Kohlrausch,1878)



Otostigmus (Otostigmus) astenus (Kohlrausch,1878)

Original description: Kohlrausch E. (1878). Beitr├Ąge zur Kenntniss der Scolopendriden - Inaugural-Dissertation, Marburg, 27 pp., see p. 22.

Order: Scolopendromorpha

Family: Scolopendridae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Branchiostoma Newport, 1845

Type locality: Tonga Islands, Eua

Synonym(s):

Last taxonomic scrutiny: Lewis J.G.E. (2010). A revision of the rugulosus group of Otostigmus subgenus Otostigmus Porat, 1876 (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha: Scolopendridae) - Zootaxa, 2579: 1-29, see p. 8.

Distribution:

-- within Africa: Madagascar

-- within Asia-Temperate: Taiwan

-- within Asia-Tropical: Maluku; Vietnam

-- within Pacific: Hawaiian Is.; New Caledonia; Northern Marianas; Tonga

Notes: Introduced in Madagascar. Most records of O. punctiventer probably refer to O. astenus.