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Family Andrognathidae

Millipedes - Brachycybe lecontii Brachycybe lecontii -- Gathering_2008 - Brachycybe lecontii Xystodesmidae? - Brachycybe Millipedes - Brachycybe producta Brachycybe rosea in Nevada City, California - Brachycybe Brachycybe? - Gosodesmus claremontus Brachycybe sp.? - Brachycybe Brachycybe rosea? - Brachycybe rosea
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Platydesmida
Family Andrognathidae
Explanation of Names
Andrognathidae Cope 1869
5 genera in our area(1), 12 genera, 32 species total(2)
Southeastern US (Andrognathus and Brachycybe, in part) and Pacific states (WA-CA)(1)
under bark or beneath logs
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America
Richard L. Hoffman. 1999. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publications.
2.Class Diplopoda de Blainville in Gervais, 1844. In: Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification.
William Shear. 2011. Zootaxa, 3148, 159–164.