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In the course of the GBOL- German Barcode of Life project, most millipede and centipede species of Germany were barcoded. This included the common blind Scolopendromorpha of the genus Cryptops. Here we expected to find three species, two common ones and one recently introduced, for Germany and Central Europe. However, our barcoding results show at least eight species to live in central Europe. Two of those could be identified to species level, represening first records for Germany and Austria.
Dr. Jörg Spelda (ZSMK München)
Dr. Karin Voigtländer (SMNG Görlitz)
Peter Decker (SMNG Görlitz)