Geostiba melanocephala (Crotch, 1867)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonyms: Sipalia melanocephala Crotch (protonym); Xenomma capillaricornis Grav.


Conservation Status


Last record: 1867 or before

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Azores, Macaronesia


Biology & Ecology










Borges, P.A.V. 2018. Geostiba melanocephala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T97185801A99166729. Accessed on 09 July 2022.

Borges, P.A.V., Costa, A., Cunha, R., Gabriel, R., Gonçalves, V., Martins, A.F., Melo, I., Parente, M., Raposeiro, P., Rodrigues, P., Santos, R.S., Silva, L., Vieira, P. and Vieira, V. 2010. A list of the terrestrial and marine biota from the Azores. Princípia, Cascais.

Ferreira, M.T., Cardoso, P., Borges, P.A.V., Gabriel, R., Azevedo, E.B., Reis, F., Araújo, M.B. and Elias, R.B. 2016. Effects of climate change on the distribution of indigenous species in oceanic islands (Azores). Climate Change 138(3-4): 603-615.

De Jong, Y., Verbeek, M., Michelsen, V., Bjørn, P.P., Los, W., Steeman, F., Bailly, N., Basire, C., Chylarecki, P., Stloukal, E., Hagedorn, G., Wetzel, F.T., Glöckler, F., Kroupa, A., Korb, G., Hoffmann, A., Häuser, C., Kohlbecker, A., Müller, A., Güntsch, A., Stoev, P. and Penev, L. 2014. Fauna Europaea – all European animal species on the web. Biodiversity Data Journal 2: e4034. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.2.e4034.


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