Cryptops validus Meinert, 1886

Cryptops validus Meinert, 1886

Original description: Meinert F. (1886). Myriapoda Musei Cantabrigiensis. Part I. Chilopoda - Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society , 23: 161-233, see p. 210.

Order: Scolopendromorpha

Family: Cryptopidae

Original rank: species

Original genus: Cryptops Leach, 1815

Type locality: Tanzania, Zanzibar

Last taxonomic scrutiny: Attems C. (1930). Myriopoda. 2. Scolopendromorpha - Das Tierreich. De Gruyter, Berlin, 54: 1-308, see p. 237.


-- within Africa: Tanzania

Notes: Kraepelin (1903 Mitt. naturhist. Mus. Hamburg 20:41) and Attems (1930 Tierreich, 54:237) considered validus a possible synonym of bottegii but Meinert’s description inadequate to reach a definite conclusion.