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Genus Ptyoiulus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Julida
Family Parajulidae
Genus Ptyoiulus
Numbers
Two species:
Ptyoiulus impressus (Say, 1821)
Ptyoiulus montanus (Cope, 1869)
Identification
Typically larger Parajulidae, color dark purple. Can be separated from other Parajulids by its hairy caudal rings and moderately long, pointed epiproct
Range
Eastern North America
Season
Mature individuals most often found during the fall