Eutrichodesmus is a genus of millipedes in the family Haplodesmidae, containing at least 32 species in China, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia.[2]

Eutrichodesmus aster (male).JPG
Eutrichodesmus aster
Scientific classification

Silvestri, 1910
Synonyms [1]
  • Eutrichodesmus Silvestri, 1910
  • Dimorphodesmus Murakami, 1966
  • Ascetophacus Hoffman, 1977
  • Cerastelachys Hoffman, 1977
  • Dyomerothrix Hoffman, 1982
  • Parapauroplus Zhang in Zhang & Wang, 1993
  • Pocillidorsus Zhang in Zhang & Wang, 1993




  1. ^ S. I. Golovatch; J.-J. Geoffroy; J.-P. Mauriès; D. VandenSpiegel (2009). "Review of the millipede genus Eutrichodesmus Silvestri, 1910 (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Haplodesmidae), with descriptions of new species" (PDF). ZooKeys. 12: 1–46. doi:10.3897/zookeys.12.167.
  2. ^ Golovatch, S. I.; Mikhaljova, E. V.; Korsós, Zoltan & Chang, H. W. (2010). "The millipede family Haplodesmidae (Diplopoda, Polydesmida) recorded in Taiwan for the first time, the description of a new species" (PDF). Tropical Natural History. 10 (1): 27–36.

Further readingEdit

  • Golovatch, S. I.; Geoffroy, J.-J.; Mauriès, J.-P.; VandenSpiegel, D. 2009: Review of the millipede family Haplodesmidae Cook, 1895, with descriptions of some new or poorly-known species (Diplopoda, Polydesmida). In: Golovatch, S. I.; Mesibov, R. (eds.) Advances in the systematics of Diplopoda I. ZooKeys, 7: 1-53. Abstract PDF
  • Hoffman, R. L. 1977: The systematic position of the diplopod family Doratodesmidae, and description of a new genus from Malaya (Polydesmida). Pacific insects, 17: 247-255. PDF
  • Hoffman, R. L. 1977b: Diplopoda from Malayan caves, collected by M. Pierre Strinati. Revue Suisse de Zoologie, 84(3): 699-719.
  • Hoffman, R. L. 1982: A new genus and species of doratodesmid milliped from Thailand. Archives des sciences (Geneva), 35(1): 87-93.
  • Murakami, Y. 1966: Postembryonic development of the common Myriapoda in Japan XXI. A new genus of the family Oniscodesmidae and a new species of the genus Arachandrodesmus (Cryptodesmidae). Zoological magazine, 75(2): 30-33.
  • Silvestri, F. 1910: Descrizione preliminari di nuovi generi di Diplopodi. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 35: 357-364.