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Cornish Red Data (2009)

The descriptive text, below the map, is from the Cornish Red Data Book (2009). The map on this web page depicts the organisms distribution and shows the records made pre-2000 and those made since.

Nothogeophilus turki

Range & Status

Status: Insufficiently known. Small and elusive. Not known outside the UK. Another

small pale form, described from the Isles of Scilly and Isle of Wight, which had first been collected by F.A.Turk from St. Mary' s but had remained undescribed. It is up to 13mm long with 37 or 39 leg pairs. The anterior end superficially resembles a Pachymerium whilst the posterior end is more like that of a Geophilus with 3-5 coxal pores on the last legs. This species was added to the BAP Priority list in 2007.


I.J. Bennallick, S. Board, C.N. French, P.A. Gainey, C. Neil, R. Parslow, A. Spalding and P.E. Tompsett. eds. 2009. Red Data Book for Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. 2nd Edition.Croceago Press.

The Cornish Red Data Book Project was led by the Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Federation for Biological Recorders (CISFBR). The full text and species accounts (minus the maps) are available on the CISFBR website.