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Genus Trichopetalum

Trichopetalum uncum female and male - Trichopetalum uncum - male - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Chordeumatida
Family Trichopetalidae
Genus Trichopetalum
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Trichopetalum Harger, 1872
Numbers
7 species
Trichopetalum lunatum Harger, 1872
Trichopetalum uncum Cook & Collins, 1895
Trichopetalum dux (Chamberlin, 1940)
Trichopetalum montis Chamberlin, 1951
Trichopetalum stannardi (Causey, 1951)
Trichopetalum dickbrucei Shear, 2010
Trichopetalum jerryblatti Shear, 2010
Size
4-8 millimeters
Identification
28 body segments, unpigmented, with ocelli. Gonopod angiocoxites simple, trichomes obvious, often hair-like.
Range
Eastern North America: Newfoundland and Maine west to Minnesota, south to Mississippi, and east to Georgia.
Habitat
Leaf litter, sometimes collected in caves.
Season
Most active during cooler periods, late fall to winter.
Remarks
Easily overlooked in the field, leaf litter collection yields some samples.
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