Geophilus vittatus (Rafinesque,1820)

Geophilus vittatus (Rafinesque,1820)

Original description: Rafinesque C.S. (1820). Annals of nature, or annual synopsis of new genera and species of animals, plants etc. discovered in North America. First annual number for 1820 - Lexington, pp. 20, see p. 8.

Order: Geophilomorpha

Family: Geophilidae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Mycotheres Rafinesque, 1820

Type locality: "highlands of New York" (U.S.A.)


Last taxonomic scrutiny: Crabill R.E. jr. (1954). A conspectus of the northeastern North American species of Geophilus (Chilopoda Geophilomorpha Geophilidae) - Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington, 56: 172-188, see p. 177.

Notes: Originally placed in the subgenus Nemopleura Rafinesque, 1820