Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Arthropoda > Class: Chilopoda > Order: Lithobiomorpha > Family: Lithobiidae > Genus: Lithobius > Species: Lithobius forficatus

Lithobius forficatus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Threat status Europe Not evaluated (IUCN)

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Threat and conservation status

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Legal status

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Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Scolopendra forcipata De Geer, 1778
Lithobius laevilabrum Leach, 1814
Lithobius vulgaris Leach, 1817
Stenomera interrupta Rafinesque, 1820
Lithobius spinipes Say, 1821
Lithobius leachii Newport, 1844
Lithobius americanus Newport, 1844
Lithobius hardwickei Newport, 1844
Lithobius argus Newport, 1845
Lithobius brevicornis Newport, 1845
Lithobius quadridentatus Menge, 1851
Lithobius coriaceus L. Koch, 1862
Lithobius trilineatus L. Koch, 1862
Lithobius villosus L. Koch, 1862
Lithobius hortensis L. Koch, 1862
Lithobius muscorum L. Koch, 1862
Lithobius parisiensis L. Koch, 1862
Lithobius curtirostris Eisen & Stuxberg, 1868
Lithobius bonensis Meinert, 1872
Lithobius pulcher Meinert, 1872
Lithobius parvolus Fedrizzi, 1877
Lithobius entzii Daday, 1889
Lithobius hungaricus Daday, 1889
Lithobius convenicus Chalande, 1907
Lithobius britannicorum Verhoeff, 1937
Lithobius sorrentinus Verhoeff, 1941
Lithobius cheruscus Verhoeff, 1941
Lithobius degener Verhoeff, 1943
Lithobius brevicalcaratus Folkmanová, 1946
Lithobius ameles Chamberlin, 1952
Lithobius rapitus Chamberlin, 1952
Lithobius biunguis Demange, 1958
Lithobius biunguiculatus Matic & Golemansky, 1965
Lithobius biungulatus Negrea, 1965
Lithobius diampolisi Ribarov, 1987
Lithobius golemanskyi Ribarov, 1987

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