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Genus Orthoporus

Desert Millipede - Orthoporus ornatus? - Orthoporus Desert Millipede - Orthoporus ornatus Millipede? - Orthoporus ornatus Dilopoda - Orthoporus ornatus a very beautiful millipede - Orthoporus ornatus Orthoporus sp. - Orthoporus Orthoporus sp. - O. ornatus or O. texicolens? - Orthoporus Mountaintop millipede - Orthoporus ornatus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Spirostreptida
Family Spirostreptidae
Genus Orthoporus
Explanation of Names
Orthoporus Silvestri, 1897
Three species occur in states adjacent to Mexico. (1)
Scores of species are recognized, but only 4 are known to occur within the US. (Dr Rowland Shelley)
Orthoporus is a very large, speciose genus that ranges from Oklahoma & Arizona, USA, southward to Argentina; it also occurs on Caribbean Islands. (Dr Rowland Shelley)
In the southwestern US millipedes of the genus Orthoporus often congregate in large numbers. (1)
Print References
Silvestri, 1897. Viaggio del Dott. Alfredo Borelli nel Chaco Boliviano e nella Repubblica Argentana. IV. Chilopodi e Diplopodi Boll. Mus. Zool. Anat. Comp. Univ. Torino, 12 (283): 1-11.
Internet References
World Species List - Wikipedia
Works Cited
1.Spiders and Their Kin: A Golden Guide from St. Martin's Press
Herbert W. Levi, Lorna R. Levi, Nicholas Strekalovsky. 2001. St. Martin's Press.