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Tribe Apheloriini

Sigmoria trimaculata? Confirm? - Sigmoria trimaculata Millipede Flat-backed Millipede - Sigmoria trimaculata Sigmoria? - Sigmoria nigrimontis CT Millipede - Apheloria virginiensis Millipede in Vermont Apheloria virginiensis? - Apheloria virginiensis - male Unknown Millipede? - Apheloria virginiensis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polydesmida (Flat-backed Millipedes)
Family Xystodesmidae
Tribe Apheloriini
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Aphelorini (syn.)
Identification
"Male gonopodal characters: Telopodite-coxa joint articulated at 180° angle. Prefemoral process present, short and stout; or absent, never long, or acicular." (Marek 2010)
Remarks
Taxonomy in flux. Several genera are sometimes considered subgenera, especially of Sigmoria. The taxonomy below follows Hoffman 1999 (1) and Marek & Bond 2006

Apheloria
Appalachioria
Brachoria
Brevigonus
Cheiropus
Cleptoria
Croatania
Deltotaria
Dixioria
Dynoria
Falloria
Furcillaria
Lyrranea
Prionogonus
Rudiloria
Sigmoria
Stelgipus
Print References
Marek, P. E., & Bond, J. E. (2006). Phylogenetic systematics of the colorful, cyanide-producing millipedes of Appalachia (Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae, Apheloriini) using a total evidence Bayesian approach. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 41(3), 704–29.
Marek, P. E. (2010). A revision of the Appalachian millipede genus Brachoria Chamberlin, 1939 (Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae: Apheloriini). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 159(4), 817–889.
Works Cited
1.Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America
Richard L. Hoffman. 1999. Virginia Museum of Natural History Special Publications.