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Species Zygethobius pontis

Zygethobius pontis - female Zygethobius pontis - female Zygethobius pontis - female
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Lithobiomorpha (Stone Centipedes)
Family Henicopidae
Genus Zygethobius
Species pontis (Zygethobius pontis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Zygethobius pontis Chamberlin, 1911
10-15 mm long
Legs lack any spurs (separating from Lithobiidae); antennae with 43 articles; 3+3 prosternal teeth; tergites 6, 7, 9, 11, 13 produced. Posterior legs long and thin, especially 15th leg pair.
Appalachian Mountains from Pennsylvania south to North Carolina
Leaf litter
Internet References
Shear, W. A. 2018. The centipede family Anopsobiidae new to North America, with the description of a new genus and species and notes on the Henicopidae of North America and the Anopsobiidae of the Northern Hemisphere (Chilopoda, Lithobiomorpha). Zootaxa 4422 (2): 259-283. link
Chamberlin, R. V. 1912. The Henicopidae of America North of Mexico. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College 57 (1): 1-36. link