Polyxenoidea

Belongs within: Diplopoda. The Polyxenoidea are a group of pincushion millipedes with thirteen (rarely eleven) pairs of legs, and small or no lateral expansions on the palp of the gnathochilarium. Members of the family Lophoproctidae are commonly eyeless and unpigmented, with increased numbers of sensilla on the enlarged apical segment of the antenna (Condé &… Continue reading Polyxenoidea

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Scolopendromorpha

Belongs within: Myriapoda. The Scolopendromorpha are a group of often large centipedes bearing either 21 or 23 pairs of legs. Members of the family Scolopendridae bear four ocelli on either side of the head whereas species of Cryptopidae are eyeless. Scolopendridae are divided between Scolopendrinae, in which spiracles are triangular or slit-like and oriented parallel… Continue reading Scolopendromorpha

Julus

Belongs within: Julida. Julus is a genus of millipedes in which males have the first pair of legs reduced and one to three processes on the second coxae. <==Julus Linnaeus 1758MG00 `–J. (Microiulus)A01 |–J. (M.) bjelasnicensisA01 |–J. (M.) graciliventrisA01 `–J. (M.) tanymorphus Attems 1901A01 Julus incertae sedis: J. aimatopodus Risso 1826R26 J. alemannicusA01 J. annulatus… Continue reading Julus

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Pentazonia

Belongs within: Diplopoda. The Pentazonia are a clade including the pill millipedes and related taxa. Members of this clade are united by the presence of telopods and divided sternites. Most are included in a subclade Oniscomorpha characterised by enlargement of the second tergite (Sierwald et al 2003). <==Pentazonia [Opisthandria] |–GlomeridesmusP92 [GlomeridesmidaSS03, Glomeridesmidae, Limacomorpha] `–OniscomorphaSS03 |–AmynilyspedidaRHV04… Continue reading Pentazonia

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Polydesmoidea

Belongs within: Polydesmida. The Polydesmoidea are a group of polydesmidan millipedes characterised by a moderately sized, transverse-ovoid gonopod aperture and subquadrate, laterally enlarged gonocoxae. <==Polydesmoidea H90 |–Prosopodesmus [Haplodesmidae] H90 | `–P. jacobsoni H90 `–Polydesmidae MG00 |–Serradium semiaquaticum Enghoff et al. 1998 AGM03 |–Scytonotus H90 |–Pseudopolydesmus branneri H90 |–Bidentogon H90 |–Speodesmus H90 |–Utadesmus H90 |–Uniramidesmus Golovatch… Continue reading Polydesmoidea

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Julida

Belongs within: Eugnatha.Contains: Cylindroiulus, Leptoiulus, Julus. The Julida are a group of millipedes with pleura fused with terga, and a gnathochilarium with meeting stipes. Members of the families Paeromopodidae and Julidae bear distinct, fine longitudinal striation all around the metazonal segments; members of other families have such striation absent or on the lower sides of… Continue reading Julida

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Xystodesmoidea

Belongs within: Polydesmida. The Xystodesmoidea are a group of millipedes with usually prominent paraterga and bodies incapable of rolling into a ball. Characters (from Enghoff et al. 2015): Length ca. 8 to more than 80 mm, exceptionally smaller. Body not capable of volvation, broad and robust, width/length ratio usually <18%, usually parallel-sided on rings 3–16.… Continue reading Xystodesmoidea

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Dinematocricus

Belongs within: Spirobolida. On Salpidobolus Published 18 November 2015 The photo above (copyright Dmitry Telnov) shows a millipede of the genus Salpidobolus, photographed in West Papua. Salpidobolus is a genus of the family Rhinocricidae (in the order Spirobolida) that is found over a range from the Philippines, Sulawesi and Lombok in the west to Fiji… Continue reading Dinematocricus

Myriapoda

Belongs within: Euarthropoda.Contains: Symphyla, Pauropoda, Diplopoda, Scolopendromorpha, Geophilomorpha, Lithobiidae. The Myriapoda are a clade of terrestrial arthropods with often elongate bodies composed of numerous, mostly undifferentiated segments. Respiration is by means of tracheae, and Malpighian tubules are present (Grimaldi & Engel 2005). They include the centipedes (Chilopoda), members of which have the first trunk segment modified… Continue reading Myriapoda

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Vanhoeffeniidae

Belongs within: Diplopoda. The Vanhoeffeniidae has been used as a repository for a number of millipedes of uncertain affinities. Characters (from Brues et al. 1954): Head not covered by first tergite; second tergite not enlarged; male with first pair of legs only on seventh somite modified into gonopods, coxae of gonopods widely separated but connected… Continue reading Vanhoeffeniidae

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