Explanation of Names
Authors: Chamberlin & Hoffman, 1950
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.
Endemic to the 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; Choctella hubrichti occurs in central Alabama, in the Birmingham region.
Hoffman, R. L. 1965. A second species in the diplopod genus Choctella (Spirostreptida: Choctellidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 78: 55-58. Available online from the Biodiversity Heritage Library