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Species Choctella cumminsi

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Spirostreptida
Family Choctellidae
Genus Choctella
Species cumminsi (Choctella cumminsi)
Explanation of Names
Author: Chamberlin, 1918
Identification
The posterior gonopods of C. cumminsi lack the subterminal branch that is found in C. hubrichti. Dorsal stripe of C. cumminsi is more diffuse and ill-defined, whereas in C. hubrichti, it is thinner and more defined.
Range
Endemic to central Tennessee and northern Alabama. Most records are from north of the Tennessee River.