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Species Cambala annulata

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Spirostreptida
Family Cambalidae
Genus Cambala
Species annulata (Cambala annulata)
This millipede is Cambala annulata (Say, 1821) (order Spirostreptida: family Cambalidae), which ranges from western PA to Jackson Co., FL (the Co. where FL, AL, & GA come together) and extends eastward to the inner Coastal Plain. It occurs sympatrically (together with) another species in the Blue Ridge Physiographic Province of NC & TN. It is a large-bodied species of Cambala as is the other in the Blue Ridge, but to the west from IL/IN to AL & TX, narrower-bodied species occur that are around the size of a pencil lead. Species of Cambala occur in caves in the Ozarks & TX, and surface members range northward through Colorado to Idaho & western Washington. The genus also occurs near the Pacific Coast in Oregon. (Dr Rowland Shelley)