Senckenberg Publications

E. Stoeckli


Edi Stoeckli Natural History Museum Basel,
Augustinergasse 2, CH-4001 Basel, Switzerland;


Literature-based survey on the Swiss fauna of Chilopoda


The Swiss centipede fauna has never been fully reviewed. Even though the first records date from 1845, a checklist has not been drawn up until now. Literature research based on 88 publications and 2 online databases offers a preliminary list of 62 species and 1 subspecies. Type species from the Swiss area are specified. Additional potential species are named and might be added in the future to a complete checklist incorporating almost 90 species.


fauna, Chilopoda, literature, species list, Switzerland