scolopendra subspinipes, ancient??

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Arachnoknight
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hello

Snince s. subspinipes have so "many" subspecies in different areas(hawai and Africa...I think), do you think it possible that this species is a so called "living fossil" and have been around for a very long time?

Or maybe it just has been introduced by man to some of the areas?
(sorry it if the english is not perfect)

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Greg Pelka

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They're originate from south-east Asia and have been introduced by human into Africa, South America and Islands of Central America.

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Greg
 

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They're originate from south-east Asia and have been introduced by human into Africa, South America and Islands of Central America.

Best regards
Greg
ok, thank you....just as I thought:)
 

Cheshire

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They're originate from south-east Asia and have been introduced by human into Africa, South America and Islands of Central America.

Best regards
Greg
I was always under the impression that S. subspinpes was introduced to S. America by a rafting incident.

I'm curious to hear who told you they were human introductions.

Not that I doubt you or anything...but this is something I've never heard.
 
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