Lithobius variegatus Leach, 1814

Lithobius variegatus Leach, 1814

Original description: Leach W.E. (1815). 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: 306-400, see p. 382.

Order: Lithobiomorpha

Family: Lithobiidae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Lithobius Leach, 1814

Type locality: UK: in Danmonia australi [Danminum, Danmonia: ancient names for the Cornwall and Devonshire area of southwestern Britain]



Last taxonomic scrutiny: Eason E.H., Serra A. (1986). On the geographical distribution of Lithobius variegatus Leach 1814 and the identity of Lithobius rubriceps Newport 1845 (Chilopoda: Lithobiomorpha) - Journal of Natural History, 20: 23-29, see p. 24, figs 1-6.


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