Plateurytion tenebrosus (Meinert,1886)

Plateurytion tenebrosus (Meinert,1886)

Original description: Meinert F. (1886). Myriapoda Musaei Hauniensis. III. Chilopoda - Saertryk af Videnskabelige Meddelser fra den Naturhistoriske Forening j Kjobenhavn, 1884: 100-150, see p. 146.

Order: Geophilomorpha

Family: Geophilidae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Geophilus Leach, 1814

Type locality: "Riacho del Oro" (Argentina)


Last taxonomic scrutiny: Pereira L.A. (2008). On the identity of Geophilus armatus Silvestri, 1895, a junior synonym of Plateurytion tenebrosus (Meinert, 1886), and other Neotropical members of the genus Plateurytion Attems, 1909, including Plateurytion mauryi n. sp. from the Andes of Argentina (Myriapoda: Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha) - International Journal of Myriapodology, 1 (1): 55–96, see p. 58.

Notes: Considered a junior synonym of Eurytion gracile (Gervais, 1849) by Silvestri (1899 - Revista Chilena de Historia Natural, 3: 150), but actually different from this latter species according to the original description.