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Millipede - Scytonotus granulatus

Millipede - Scytonotus granulatus
Atchison, Atchison County, Kansas, USA
March 23, 2009
Size: Less then 1 inch
I've seen a couple images here but didn't see a positive ID on them? One listed as 'Pinkish Millipede - Polydesmus'........any ideas on a positive ID would be great.
This guy was crawling around on a sporing slime mold with some centipedes and slugs.

Moved from Polydesmida. Our westernmost record here.

Granulated Millipede (Scytonotus granulatus)
What is the full range of this fellow? I was seeing information all across the US for it or was I mistaken?

Eastern USA
This is almost as far west as records go for the species. A different member of the genus is found on the West Coast. See Shelley et al., "Discovery of the milliped Scytonotus granulatus (Say, 1821) in Oklahoma and Alabama, with a review of its distribution (Polydesmida: Polydesmidae)."

Scytonotus granulatus (Say, 1
Scytonotus granulatus (Say, 1821) (Polydesmida: Polydesmidae). Rowland Shelley

Granulated Millipede (Scytonotus granulatus)
Thank you for a positive ID!

Moved from ID Request. Same order as Polydesmus. Our millipede expert should have an ID.

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