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Order Callipodida - Crested Millipedes

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Callipodida (Crested Millipedes)
Numbers
6 families worldwide, 2 in North America.
Size
Up to 100mm
Identification
Body round with longitudinal ridges or crests in most species. Eyes usually present. 40-60 segments. Caudal end with spinnerets. Dorsal groove present. No paranota.
See Also
Cambala (Spirostreptida)