Geophilus carpophagus Leach, 1815

Geophilus carpophagus Leach, 1815

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. 384.

Order: Geophilomorpha

Family: Geophilidae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Geophilus Leach, 1814

Type locality: "in fructibus Danmoniae passim" = Cornwell-Devon peninsula (United Kingdom)


Last taxonomic scrutiny: Bonato L. & Minelli A. (2011). Geophilus arenarius, a long-misunderstood species in the still unresolved carpophagus species-complex (Chilopoda: Geophilidae) - Zootaxa, 3114: 40–49, see p. 46.


-- within Africa: Açôres; Canary Is.; Cape Verde; Madeira; Morocco

-- within Europe: Corse; Portugal