Opisthemega postica Wood, 1862

The valid name for Opisthemega postica Wood, 1862 is Theatops posticus (Say, 1821)

Opisthemega postica Wood, 1862

Original description: Wood H.C.jr. (1862). On the Chilopoda of North America with a catalogue of all the specimens in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution - Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia , (2)5(1): 5-52, see p. 35.

Order: Scolopendromorpha

Family: Cryptopidae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Opisthemega Wood, 1862

Type locality: Goldsboro, N.C.

Synonymy: Pocock R.I. (1888). On the Genus Theatops - Annals and Magazine of Natural History, (6)1: 289-290, see p. 289.

Notes: Despite the doubts rased by Jeekel (2005: 56) this species is clearly based on specimens different from the type material used for the description of Cryptops posticus Say, 1821, as the type localities of the two species are different.