Arctogeophilus melanonotus (Wood,1862)

Arctogeophilus melanonotus (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. 41.

Order: Geophilomorpha

Family: Geophilidae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Mecistocephalus Newport, 1843

Type locality: Georgia

Last taxonomic scrutiny: Attems C. (1929). Myriapoda. 1. Geophilomorpha - Das Tierreich. De Gruyter, Berlin, 52: 1-388, see p. 298.

Notes: Possibly a junior synonym of Geophilus vittatus Rafinesque, 1820 according to Kevan (1983 - Canadian Journal of Zoology, 61: 2946). Records from California (Chamberlin, 1912 - Pomona Journal of Entomology, 4(1): 661) deserve confirmation.