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Family Choctellidae

Coiled millipede - Choctella cumminsi Coiled millipede - Choctella cumminsi Diplopoda - Choctella cumminsi millipede - Choctella cumminsi Choctella cumminsi - male Choctella cumminsi - male Choctella cumminsi - male Choctella cumminsi - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Spirostreptida
Family Choctellidae
Explanation of Names
Choctellidae Chamberlin & Hoffman 1950
1 genus; 2 species
Choctella cumminsi: Slightly larger, caramel-brown dorsal color pattern mottled and blends indistinctly to the sides of the millipede.
Choctella hubrichti: Slightly smaller, caramel-brown dorsal stripe is distinct and does not mottle and blend to the sides of the millipede.
Cumberland Plateau. Choctella cumminsi is found in central Tennessee south through northern Alabama, mostly bounded in the southern part of its range by the Tennessee River; Ch. hubrichti occurs in central Alabama, in the Birmingham region.
Internet References
Hoffman R.L. (1965) A second species in the diplopod genus Choctella (Spirostreptida: Choctellidae). Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 78: 55‒58. (Full text)