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Genus Petaserpes

Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes cryptocephalus Polyzoniid Millipedes clustered - Petaserpes Polyzoniid Millipedes clustered - Petaserpes Millipede - Petaserpes Petaserpes Polyzoniid Millipede - Petaserpes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Polyzoniida
Family Polyzoniidae
Genus Petaserpes
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Petaserpes Cope, 1870
North American species formerly considered Polyzonium, a genus now restricted to Europe.
Numbers
6 species
Range
Eastern North America
Remarks
"All representatives of the genus Petaserpes produce a terpenoid defensive secretion that smells like camphor. The millipedes are secretive and occur in wet leaves; on several occasions I have actually smelled the "camphor" aroma before I uncovered the millipedes." - Dr. Rowland Shelley.