Higher Classification: > Kingdom Animalia > Phylum Arthropoda > Subphylum Myriapoda > Class Chilopoda > Order Geophilomorpha > Suborder Adesmata > Family Geophilidae

Geophilus Leach, 1814

Rank: Genus
Taxon Status: accepted

Relationships towards this taxon

Genus group names

Aporophilus Attems, 1903 generic synonym
Bothrogeophilus Verhoeff, 1927 generic synonym
Brachygeophilus Brolemann, 1909 generic synonym
Euronesogeophilus Matic, 1972 generic synonym
Necrophloeophagus Newport, 1842 generic synonym
Onychopodogaster Brolemann, 1909 generic synonym
Orinomus Attems, 1895 generic synonym
Orinophilus Cook, 1896 generic synonym


Geophilus aenariensis Verhoeff, 1943
Geophilus algarum Brölemann, 1909
Geophilus alzonis Attems, 1952
Geophilus antecribellatus Verhoeff, 1898
Geophilus aragonicus Daday, 1890
Geophilus arenarius Meinert, 1870
Geophilus bosniensis Verhoeff, 1895
Geophilus carpophagus Leach, 1815
Geophilus chalandei Brolemann, 1909
Geophilus cribelliger Verhoeff, 1898
Geophilus easoni Arthur, Foddai, Kettle, Lewis, Luczinsky & Minelli, 2001
Geophilus electricus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Geophilus flavus (De Geer, 1778)
Geophilus fucorum Brölemann, 1900
Geophilus fucorum Brolemann, 1909
Geophilus gracilis Meinert, 1870
Geophilus hispanicus Meinert, 1870
Geophilus ibericus (Attems, 1952)
Geophilus impressus C.L.Koch, 1847
Geophilus insculptus Attems, 1895
Geophilus joyeuxi Leger & Duboscq, 1903
Geophilus labrofissus Verhoeff, 1938
Geophilus langkofelanus Verhoeff, 1938
Geophilus linearis C.L.Koch, 1835
Geophilus litorivagus Verhoeff, 1943
Geophilus luridus Meinert, 1870
Geophilus macrodontus Attems, 1907
Geophilus minimus Verhoeff, 1928
Geophilus nanus Attems, 1952
Geophilus naxius Verhoeff, 1901
Geophilus oligopus (Attems, 1895)
Geophilus osquidatum Brolemann, 1909
Geophilus pauciporus (Machado, 1952)
Geophilus persephones Foddai & Minelli, 1999
Geophilus piae Minelli, 1983
Geophilus pinivagus Verhoeff, 1928
Geophilus promontorii Verhoeff, 1928
Geophilus proximus C.L.Koch, 1847
Geophilus pusillifrater Verhoeff, 1898
Geophilus pygmaeus Latzel, 1880
Geophilus rhodopensis Kaczmarek, 1970
Geophilus richardi Brolemann, 1904
Geophilus romanus Silvestri, 1896
Geophilus ruinarum Verhoeff, 1931
Geophilus simoporus (Chamberlin, 1952)
Geophilus sinonius Manfredi, 1953
Geophilus sorrentinus Attems, 1903
Geophilus strictus Latzel, 1880
Geophilus studeri Rothenbuhler, 1899
Geophilus truncorum Bergsoe & Meinert, 1866
Geophilus unguiculatus Daday, 1890


basis of record

Minelli, A. (2001). Chilopoda and Diplopoda, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 323

additional source

Hayward, P.J.; Ryland, J.S. (Ed.) (1990). The marine fauna of the British Isles and North-West Europe: 1. Introduction and protozoans to arthropods. Clarendon Press: Oxford, UK. ISBN 0-19-857356-1. 627 pp.



External Links



Barber, A.D. (2014). Geophilus Leach, 1814. In: Barber, A.D. (2014) World database of littoral Myriapoda. In: Costello, M.J.; Bouchet, P.; Boxshall, G.; Arvantidis, C.; Appeltans, W. (2014) European Register of Marine Species, accessed through PESI at http://www.eu-nomen.eu/portal/taxon.php?GUID=urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:105481

& Foddai, Mrs Donnatella Minelli, Prof. dr Alessandro. Geophilus Leach, 1814. Accessed through: Fauna Europaea at http://www.faunaeur.org/full_results.php?id=151342




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