Gomphodesmidae

Gomphodesmidae is a family of millipedes in the order Polydesmida, containing around 55 genera and 150 species.[1][2] The family is native to Africa, and occurs primarily in savanna habitat (open-canopy grasslands) from South Africa north to Senegal and Ethiopia.[3]

Gomphodesmidae
Tymbodesmus falcatus Burkina Faso.jpg
Tymbodesmus falcatus from Burkina Faso
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Gomphodesmidae

Cook, 1896
Synonyms

Eurydesminae Attems, 1898

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Shear, W (2011). Zhang, Z.-Q. (ed.). "Class Diplopoda de Blainville in Gervais, 1844. In: Animal biodiversity : an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness" (PDF). Zootaxa: 159–164.
  2. ^ Catalogue of Life 2014 checklist
  3. ^ "Geographic distribution of Millipede Families" (PDF). Milli-PEET Identification Tables. The Field Museum, Chicago. Retrieved 9 November 2014.