Scolopendra subspinipes Leach, 1816



Scolopendra subspinipes Leach, 1816

Original description: Leach W.E. (1816). A tabular view of the external characters of four classes of animals, which Linné arranged under Insecta; with the distribution of the genera composing three of these classes into orders, &c. and descriptions of several new genera and species - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 11 [1815] (2): 306-400, see p. 383.

Order: Scolopendromorpha

Family: Scolopendridae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Scolopendra Linnaeus, 1758

Type locality: unknown

Synonym(s):

Subspecies:

Last taxonomic scrutiny: Shelley R.M. (2000). The centipede order Scolopendromorpha in the Hawaiian islands (Chilopoda) - Bishop Museum Occasional Papers, 64: 39-48, see p. 42.

Distribution:

-- within Africa: Ivory Coast; Liberia; Madagascar; Mauritius; Principe; Réunion; Rodrigues; São Tomé; Seychelles

-- within Asia-Temperate: Hong Kong

-- within Asia-Tropical: Andaman Is.; Irian Jaya; Laos; Nicobar Is.; Philippines; Sarawak; Singapore; Sri Lanka; Sulawesi; Sumatera; Vietnam

-- within Southern America: Bermuda; Colombia; Dominican Republic; French Guiana; Guyana; Surinam

Notes: Eight subspecies including the nominate are now recognised. The true subspecific composition of S. subspinipes has yet to be determined and may now be unresolvable, as the widespread introductions of the various forms have masked their original, native distributions. The year of publication of the original description is discussed by Martínez-Muñoz & Perez-Gelabert (2018 - Novitates Caribaea, 12: 81)