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Species Pseudopolydesmus paludicolus

Pseudopolydesmus paludicolus - female Pseudopolydesmus paludicolus - female Pseudopolydesmus paludicolus - female Pseudopolydesmus paludicolus - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
Family Polydesmidae
Genus Pseudopolydesmus
Species paludicolus (Pseudopolydesmus paludicolus)
Size
12 mm
Identification
A very small species of Pseudopolydesmus, with two rows of quadrate areas on the tergites. Paranota more noticeably directed caudally than in other species.
Range
Only recorded from eastern Virginia and Orangeburg County, South Carolina. May be distributed throughout the Atlantic Coastal Plain, but missed by collectors.
Habitat
Deciduous leaf litter and dead logs
Remarks
A dark burgundy species of Pseudopolydesmus, easily blends in with its leaf litter habitat. More collecting is needed to learn its true range in the eastern US.