Philacroterium Attems, 1926


Philacroterium Attems, 1926

Original description: Attems C. (1926). Chilopoda. In: K√ľkenthal W. & Krumbach Th. (eds.), Handbuch der Zoologie - De Gruyter, Berlin und Leipzig , 4(1): 239-402, see p. 365.

Order: Geophilomorpha

Family: Geophilidae ("Aphilodontinae")

Original rank: genus

Type species: Philacroterium cribellatum Attems,1928 - by subsequent designation

Fixed by: Attems C. (1929). Myriapoda. 1. Geophilomorpha - Das Tierreich. De Gruyter, Berlin , 52: 1-388, see p. 318.

Last taxonomic scrutiny: Attems C. (1929). Myriapoda. 1. Geophilomorpha - Das Tierreich. De Gruyter, Berlin, 52: 1-388, see p. 317.

Valid Species:

Notes: Considered a junior synonym of Aphilodon Silvestri, 1898 by Verhoeff (1937 - Annals of the South African Museum, 32: 96) and Lawrence (1955 - South African Animal Life. Results of the Lund University Expedition in 1950-1951, 2: 36).