Pyrgodesmidae

Pyrgodesmidae is a family of flat-backed millipedes in the order Polydesmida. The family contains over 200 species distributed in tropics around the world.[1][2] Some species are found only in ant colonies, and are considered obligate myrmecophiles.[3]

Pyrgodesmidae
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A pyrgodesmid in Singapore
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Pyrgodesmidae

Silvestri, 1896

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. ^ "Geographic distribution of Millipede Families" (PDF). Milli-PEET Identification Tables. The Field Museum, Chicago. Retrieved 9 November 2014.
  3. ^ Stoev, Pavel, & Lapeva-Gjonova, Albena (2005). "Myriapods from ant nests in Bulgaria (Chilopoda, Diplopoda)" (PDF). Peckiana. 4: 131–142.CS1 maint: uses authors parameter (link)