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Genus Trichopetalum

Trichopetalum uncum female and male - Trichopetalum uncum - male - female
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
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
4-8 millimeters
28 body segments, unpigmented, with ocelli. Gonopod angiocoxites simple, trichomes obvious, often hair-like.
Eastern North America: Newfoundland and Maine west to Minnesota, south to Mississippi, and east to Georgia.
Leaf litter, sometimes collected in caves.
Most active during cooler periods, late fall to winter.
Easily overlooked in the field, leaf litter collection yields some samples.
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