Sphaeriodesmidae is a family of flat-backed millipedes in the order Polydesmida. There are about 15 genera and at least 90 described species in Sphaeriodesmidae.[1][2][3][4][5]

Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Diplopoda
Order: Polydesmida
Suborder: Chelodesmidea
Family: Sphaeriodesmidae
Humbert & DeSaussure, 1869



  1. ^ "Sphaeriodesmidae Family Information". BugGuide.net. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  2. ^ "Sphaeriodesmidae Report". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  3. ^ "Sphaeriodesmidae Overview". Encyclopedia of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  4. ^ "Browse Sphaeriodesmidae". Catalogue of Life. Retrieved 2018-02-23.
  5. ^ Shelley, R.M. "The myriapods, the world's leggiest animals". Retrieved 2018-02-23.

Further readingEdit

  • Lee, Paul; Harding, P. (2006). Atlas of the millipedes (Diplopoda) of Britain and Ireland. 59. Pensoft.
  • Hoffman, Richard L. (1999). Checklist of the millipeds of North and Middle America. Virginia Museum of Natural History.
  • Foddai, Donatella; Dallai, Romano (1995). Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Pauropoda, Symphyla. Calderini.
  • Capinera, John L., ed. (2008). Encyclopedia of Entomology. Springer. ISBN 978-1402062421.