Rhachodesmidae is a family of flat-backed millipedes in the order Polydesmida. There are more than 20 genera and at least 80 described species in Rhachodesmidae.[1][2][3]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Diplopoda
Order: Polydesmida
Suborder: Chelodesmidea
Family: Rhachodesmidae
Carl, 1903


These 21 genera belong to the family Rhachodesmidae:


  1. ^ "Rhachodesmidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  2. ^ "Rhachodesmidae". GBIF. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  3. ^ Shelley, R. M. "The myriapods, the world's leggiest animals". University of Tennessee. Retrieved 2019-07-02.

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