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Family Spirobolidae

Millipede - Narceus americanus-annularis-complex Narceus americanus-annularis-complex Narceus americanus-annularis-complex Millipede - Narceus PBT millipede - Narceus americanus-annularis-complex HRP centipede - Narceus americanus-annularis-complex Millipede ID - Narceus americanus? - Narceus americanus-annularis-complex American Giant Millipede - Narceus americanus-annularis-complex
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Spirobolida
Family Spirobolidae
Explanation of Names
Spirobolidae Bollman 1893
Numbers
~140 spp. in 7 genera of 3 subfamilies total(1)
Size
4‒12 cm
Identification
Includes some of the largest millipedes in North America, much longer and wider than similar-looking Julida
Range
in our area:
Spirobolinae: Chicobolus SC‒FL · Narceus e.NA (QC‒FL to s.ON‒NE‒TX)
Tylobolinae: Hiltonius s.CA · Tylobolus OR‒CA
Print References
(2)
Works Cited
1.Sierwald P., Spelda J. (2023) MilliBase
2.A taxonomic study of the milliped family Spirobolidae (Diplopoda; Spirobolida)
Keeton, William. 1960. Memoirs of the American Entomological Society 17: 1–146.