Rhysida longipes (Newport,1845)



Rhysida longipes (Newport,1845)

Original description: Newport G. (1844). Monograph of the class Myriapoda order Chilopoda; with observations on the general arrangement of the Articulata - Transactions of the Linnean Society of London, 19 (3): 265-302, see p. 411.

Order: Scolopendromorpha

Family: Scolopendridae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Branchiostoma Newport, 1845

Type locality: unknown

Synonym(s):

Subspecies:

Last taxonomic scrutiny: Lewis J.G.E. (2002). The scolopendromorph centipedes of Mauritius and Rodrigues and their adjacent islets (Chilopoda: Scolopendromorpha) - Journal of Natural History , 36: 79-106, see p. 86.

Distribution:

-- within Africa: Chagos Archipelago; Madagascar; Mauritius; Somalia; Tanzania

-- within Southern America: Haiti; St.Kitts-Nevis; Virgin Is.

Notes: The nominate subspecies has been introduced into southern Florida and could be established there (Shelley & Edwards, 2004 - Ent. News, 115: 116). Records from Australia are actually referrable to Rhysida nuda (Newport, 1845). Considered introduced in Haiti.