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Species Cleidogona fustis

Cleidogona fustis - male Cleidogona fustis - male Cleidogona fustis - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Chordeumatida
Family Cleidogonidae
Genus Cleidogona
Species fustis (Cleidogona fustis)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Cleidogona fustis Cook & Collins, 1895
Cleidogona caesioannulata Williams & Hefner, 1928
16 mm
Apical branches of anterior gonopods turned anteriad, separating it from other Cleidogona
Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Virginia, West Virginia
Deciduous leaf litter
Spring, fall, and winter
Williams & Hefner 1928 confused C. fustis with C. caesioannulata (a valid species) in their paper on Ohio millipedes. C. fustis has a relatively broad geographic range, from Virginia up through Indiana.
Print References
Shear, W. A. 1972. Studies in the milliped order Chordeumida (Diplopoda): A revision of the family Cleidogonidae and a reclassification of the order Chordeumida in the New World. Bulletin of The Museum of Comparative Zoology. 144: 151-352