Check List 14(3): 559-568, doi: 10.15560/14.3.559
First records of Lithobius (Lithobius) forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Lithobius (Lithobius) obscurus Meinert, 1872 (Lithobiomorpha, Lithobiidae) introduced to Colombia
expand article infoCésar Camilo Prado, Hernán Darío Triana§, Cristian Camilo Castillo, Esteban Tulande-M.|
‡ Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, Bogotá, Colombia§ Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, Colombia| Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá, Colombia
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The lithobiomorph centipedes Lithobius (Lithobius) forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758) and Lithobius (Lithobius) obscurus Meinert, 1872 are here reported for the first time in Colombia. We examined 193 individuals from collections kept in several universities and natural history museums from Bogotá city were examined. Lithobius forficatus (191 specimens) was recorded up to 2746 m above sea level in areas with some amount of anthropic disturbance. Lithobius obscurus (2 specimens) was recorded at 2700 m above sea level in a rural area near Sogamoso, Boyacá. We note morphological variation and habitats for both species. These are the first records of introduced centipedes belonging to the genus Lithobius Leach, 1814 in Colombia.
Bogotá, Boyacá, Colombian Andes, Chilopoda, centipedes, habitats, Europe