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Order Polyzoniida

Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes cryptocephalus Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes cryptocephalus Millipede - Petaserpes Polyzoniida Yellowish millipede - Petaserpes cryptocephalus Unknown Millipede - Rhinotus purpureus Unknown Millipede - Rhinotus purpureus Petaserpes
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polyzoniida
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ommatophora Brandt, 1840
Orthozonia Verhoeff, 1840
3 Families
2 families native to North America, Siphonotidae introduced. (1)
Leech-shaped body: back domed or arched, ventral side flat. Small, cone-shaped head. Few ocelli. Dorsal groove absent. Paranota absent.
Similar to Platydesmida (flat with tiny heads and from 30 to 192 body rings) but are smooth and lack the dorsal groove. The usual color is cream. (2)
In North America: British Columbia to southern Sierra Nevada and central California coast; Quebec to southern Georgia. (1)
Moist soil and leaf litter.
Various plant materials.
Works Cited
1.Centipedes and Millipedes, with an Emphasis on North American Fauna
Rowland M. Shelley. 1999. Emporia State University.
2.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.