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Family Atopetholidae

Millipede - Comanchelus Millipede - Comanchelus Atopetholidae with white and gold bands Atopetholidae with white and gold bands Diplopoda black millipede California millipede Spirobolida - Watichelus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)
Order Spirobolida
Family Atopetholidae
Size
21-70 mm long, 2-6 mm wide
Identification
Collum and margin of second pleurotergite end at the same level, margin of collum angles caudad to the caudolateral corner; second ring not produced below the corners of the collum
Range
Western and southwestern US: California, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona, Texas
Habitat
Known to stay underground for long periods of time, not coming to the surface until after rains
Print References
Shelley, R.M. & Hoffman, R. L. 1995. Anelus richardsoni (Pocock), a Gulf coastal milliped of the United States and Mexico (Spirobolida: Allopocockiidae). Myriapodologica. 3(12): 107-114.