Proterotaiwanella tanabei n. g. n. sp. is described for a mecistocephalid centipede collected in Kume Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Of the two Taiwanese species originally included in the genus ‘Taiwanella’ Takakuwa, 1936 (invalid name), ‘Taiwanella’ sculptulata Takakuwa, 1936 is recognised as belonging to the new genus (as Proterotaiwanella sculptulata (Takakuwa, 1936), n. comb.) while ‘Taiwanella’ yanagiharai Takakuwa, 1936 is recognised as belonging to the large genus Mecistocephalus Newport, 1843 (as Mecistocephalus yanagiharai (Takakuwa, 1936), n. comb.). The geographical range of the two species of Proterotaiwanella (Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands) parallels a distribution pattern common to some mecistocephalid taxa.

A new mecistocephalid centipede from Ryukyu Islands and a revisitation of ˜Taiwanella" (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha: Mecistocephalidae)

BONATO, LUCIO;
2002

Abstract

Proterotaiwanella tanabei n. g. n. sp. is described for a mecistocephalid centipede collected in Kume Island, Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan. Of the two Taiwanese species originally included in the genus ‘Taiwanella’ Takakuwa, 1936 (invalid name), ‘Taiwanella’ sculptulata Takakuwa, 1936 is recognised as belonging to the new genus (as Proterotaiwanella sculptulata (Takakuwa, 1936), n. comb.) while ‘Taiwanella’ yanagiharai Takakuwa, 1936 is recognised as belonging to the large genus Mecistocephalus Newport, 1843 (as Mecistocephalus yanagiharai (Takakuwa, 1936), n. comb.). The geographical range of the two species of Proterotaiwanella (Taiwan and Ryukyu Islands) parallels a distribution pattern common to some mecistocephalid taxa.
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