Conservation Status

Not listed by the IUCN.

CONSERVATION STATUS Not listed by the IUCN.

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

SIGNIFICANCE TO HUMANS None known. ♦

Resources

Books

Hopkin, S. P., and H. J. Read. The Biology of Millipedes. Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press, 1992.

Minelli, A., ed. Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Myriapodology. Leiden, The Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1990.

Periodicals

David, J. F., J. J. Geoffroy, and M. L. Celerier. "First

Evidence for Photoperiodic Regulations of the Life Cycle in a Millipede Species, Polydesmus angustus (Diplopoda: Polydesmidae)." Journal of Zoology (London) 260 (2003): 111-116.

Dove, H., and A. Stollewerk. "Comparative Analysis of Neurogenesis in the Myriapod Glomeris marginata (Diplopoda) Suggests More Similarities to Chelicerates Than to Insects." Development 130 (2003): 2161-2171.

Niijima, K., and K. Shinohara. "Outbreaks of the Parafontaria laminata Group (Diplopoda: Xystodesmidae)." Japanese Journal of Ecology 38 (1988): 257-268.

Shear, W. A. "Millipedes." American Scientist 87 (1999): 232-239.

Shelley, R. M. "The Millipede Genus Underwoodia

(Chordeumatida: Caseyidae)." Canadian Journal of Zoology 71 (1993): 168-176.

Organizations

British Myriapod and Isopod Group. Web site: <http://www .bmig.org.uk/>

Other

"Diplopoda." Studies in Arthropod Morphology and Evolution. [4 Aug. 2003]. <http://www.life.umd.edu/entm/shultzlab /vtab/diplopoda.htm>.

"The Diplopoda (Millipedes)." Earth-Life Web. 20 June 2003 [4 Aug. 2003]. <http://www.earthlife.net/insects/diplopoda .html>.

"Glomeris marginata (The Pill Millipede)." Casual Intruders. 2000 [4 Aug. 2003]. <http://www.the-piedpiper.co.uk /th11b(2).htm>.

"Myriapods." Nature of the Northcoast: Millipedes. 27 Nov. 2001 (4 Aug. 2003). <http://www.humboldt.edu/natmus /NorthcoastNature/Miriapoda/myriapoda.html>.

"Orders of Millipedes." Herper.com. [4 Aug. 2003]. <http:// www.herper.com/myriapods/orders.html>.

"Species Spotlight: Millipedes." Illinois Natural History Survey. 1 Aug. 2003 [4 Aug. 2003]. <http://www.inhs.uiuc.edu/chf /pub/surveyreports/may-jun95/milli.html>.

"Systematics: Myriapods." 11 Feb. 2003 [4 Aug. 2003]. <http:// www.biols.susx.ac.uk/ugteach/cws/syst/myriapods.htm>.

Leslie Ann Mertz, PhD

Phylum Arthropoda Class Myriapoda Subclass Symphyla Number of families 2

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Small, whitish, and weakly sclerotized animals that dwell in soil

Photo: A member of the family scutigerellidae (above), a member of the family Scolopendrellidae (below). (Photo by Ernest C. Bernard, University of Tennessee. Reproduced by permission.)

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