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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Classis: Chilopoda
Ordo: Geophilomorpha

Surbordo: Adesmata
Superfamilia: Geophiloidea
Familia: Geophilidae
Subfamilia: Geophilinae
Genus: Acanthogeophilus
Species (2): A. dentifer – A. spiniger

Acanthogeophilus Minelli, 1982

Type species: Acanthogeophilus dentifer Minelli, 1982

Primary references

Minelli A. 1982. Un nuovo chilopodo italiano Acanthogeophilus dentifer, n.g. n.sp. (Geophilomorpha Geophilidae). Bollettino del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Verona 8: 235-240.

Bonato L., Chagas Jr., A., Edgecombe G.D., Lewis J.G.E., Minelli A., Pereira L.A., Shelley R.M., Stoev P., Zapparoli M. 2016. ChiloBase 2.0 - A World Catalogue of Centipedes (Chilopoda).

Acanthogeophilus is a genus of soil centipedes in the family Geophilidae, found in the centro-west part of the Mediterranean region. The species in this genus are slender, 2-3 centimeters long, with between 67-71 pairs of stout legs, peculiar spine-like processes on the ultimate legs,[2] a claw-like pretarsus, complete coxo-pleural sutures, incomplete chitin-lines, absence of a carpophagous pit, possession of only basal denticles, and a transverse band porefield with scattered, anterior pores on the coxopleuron.[3]

The genus contains the following species:

Acanthogeophilus dentifer Minelli, 1982
Acanthogeophilus spiniger (Meinert, 1870)


"Acanthogeophilus Minelli, 1982". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved October 23, 2021.
Minelli, Alessandro (2011-03-21). Treatise on Zoology - Anatomy, Taxonomy, Biology. The Myriapoda. Brill. p. 416. ISBN 978-90-04-18826-6. Retrieved 24 October 2021.
Bonato, Lucio (2016). "An unusually elongate endogeic centipedefrom Sardinia (Chilopoda: Geophilidae)". European Journal of Taxonomy (2118–9773): 1–19. doi:10.5852/ejt.2016.231. Retrieved 24 October 2021.


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