Geophilus flavus (De Geer, 1778)
Type status: Other material. Occurrence: individualCount: 1 ; Location: country: Germany ; locality: Hamburg ; verbatimLocality: Hamburg Botanical Garden; decimalLatitude: 53.5603 ; decimalLongitude: 9.9858 ; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Event: eventDate: 15 June 1949 ; Record Level: source: Jeekel 1964
Type status: Other material. Occurrence: recordedBy: N. Lindner ; individualCount: 2 ; disposition: SMNG; Location: country: Germany ; locality: Leipzig ; verbatimLocality: Leipzig Botanical Garden; decimalLatitude: 51.3283 ; decimalLongitude: 12.3912 ; geodeticDatum: WGS84; Event: eventDate: December 1999
Regularity: Regularly occurring
Type of Residency: Year-round
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNA - Not Applicable
Geophilus flavus is a species of centipede in the family Geophilidae. The Geophilidae (like other members of Geophilomorpha) are called soil centipedes. It is terrestrial and commonly found at seashore locations.
This species is found across Europe, and has been introduced into North America and Australia.
- A. D. Barber (2012). A. D. Barber, ed. "Geophilus flavus (De Geer, 1778)". World database of littoral Myriapoda. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 11, 2012.
- "Tasmanian Multipedes: Geophilomorpha". Polydesmida.info. Retrieved 2012-05-09.
- "Macro Photos - Chilopoda (centipedes) - Geophilus flavus". Insectmacros.com. Retrieved 2012-05-09.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Includes Necrophloeophagus longicornis. Necrophloeophagus is sometimes cited as a subgenus (Mercurio 2010).
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