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Class Diplopoda - Millipedes

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Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America
By Richard L. Hoffman
Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publications, 1999
Hoffman, R. (1999). Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publications 8, 1–553.

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A modern annotated checklist of millipede species known from North and Central America, including United States, Canada, Mexico,
Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, and the West Indies.

Checklist of the millipeds of North America
By Ralph V. Chamberlin and Richard L. Hoffman
United States National Museum Bulletin, 212, 1–236., 1958
Chamberlin, R., & Hoffman, R. (1958). Checklist of the millipeds of North America. United States National Museum Bulletin, 212, 1–236.

An outdated yet thorough, annotated checklist with taxonomic history, range information, and commentary. Largely superseded by Hoffman, 1999

Class Diplopoda de Blainville in Gervais, 1844. In: Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification.
By William Shear
Zootaxa, 3148, 159–164., 2011
Shear, W. (2011). Class Diplopoda de Blainville in Gervais, 1844. In: Zhang, Z.-Q. (Ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa, 3148, 159–164.

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Shear recognizes approximately 147 families, 1,868 genera and 7,753 species.

Distribution of the American milliped genus Boraria Chamberlin, 1943: Introductions of B. stricta (Brölemann, 1896) in New York
By Shelley, Rowland M.; McAllister, Chris T.; Nagy, Christopher M.; Weckel, Mark E.; Christie, Roderick G.; Wilson, P; &Wilson, A
Insecta Mundi, 2011
Full citation:
Shelley, Rowland M.; McAllister, Chris T.; Nagy, Christopher M.; Weckel, Mark E.; Christie, Roderick G.; Wilson, Paul; and Wilson,
Allan, "Distribution of the American milliped genus Boraria Chamberlin, 1943: Introductions of B. stricta (Brölemann, 1896) in New
York and B. infesta (Chamberlin, 1918) in Connecticut; indigenous occurrence of B. profuga (Causey, 1955) in Louisiana (Diplopoda
Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae)." (2011). Insecta Mundi. Paper 708.

Full paper available online from Insecta Mundi here.

The Chonaphini, a biogeographically significant milliped tribe in eastern and western North America (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae)
By Shelley, Rowland M.
Brimleyana, 1994
Full citation: Shelley, R. M. 1994. The Chonaphini, a biogeographically significant milliped tribe in eastern and western North America (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae). Brimleyana 20: 111-200.

Studies in the milliped order Chordeumida (Diplopoda): A revision of the family Cleidogonidae
By Shear, W. A.
Bulletin of The Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1972
Available online from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

A revision of the minor species group in the millipede genus Nannaria Chamberlin, 1918 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae)
By Jackson C. Means, Derek A. Hennen, Paul E. Marek
Zookeys, 2021
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The milliped family Conotylidae in North America, with a description of the new family Adritylidae (Diplopoda: Chordeumida)
By Shear, W. A.
Bulletin of The Museum of Comparative Zoology, 1971
Available online from the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

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