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Order Polyzoniida

Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes cryptocephalus Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes cryptocephalus Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes cryptocephalus Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes Orange millipede - Bdellozonium cerviculatum Unidentified Centipede/Millipede - Octoglena anura Octoglena anura? - Octoglena anura
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polyzoniida
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ommatophora Brandt, 1840
Orthozonia Verhoeff, 1840
Numbers
3 Families
2 families native to North America, Siphonotidae introduced. (1)
Identification
Leech-shaped body: back domed or arched, ventral side flat. Small, cone-shaped head. Few ocelli. Dorsal groove absent. Paranota absent.
Similar to Platydesmida (flat with tiny heads and from 30 to 192 body rings) but are smooth and lack the dorsal groove. The usual color is cream. (2)
Range
In North America: British Columbia to southern Sierra Nevada and central California coast; Quebec to southern Georgia. (1)
Habitat
Moist soil and leaf litter.
Food
Various plant materials.
Works Cited
1.Centipedes and Millipedes, with an Emphasis on North American Fauna
Rowland M. Shelley. 1999. Emporia State University.
2.Spiders and Their Kin: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press
Herbert W. Levi, Lorna R. Levi, Nicholas Strekalovsky. 2001. St. Martin's Press.