parajulid millipede

(Tribe Aniulini)

               
Overview

Aniulini is a tribe of parajulid millipedes. This tribe was first proposed in 1974 and included 7 genera. Since 2000, several studies have been published describing included species and expanding the tribe to include 15 genera. All occur in North America east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. At least 2 genera have been recorded in Minnesota.

parajulid millipede (Tribe Aniulini)

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Identification

Much research has been published on species in this tribe since 2000. However, with one exception, none of the research found online includes a description of the tribe itself. The one exception describes features of the genitalia, features not visible except under a microscope. Thanks to v belov, Contributing Editor at BugGuide.net, for identifying the photos on this page.

 
Distribution Distribution Map  

Sources: 24, 30, 82. Shelley, Rowland M. and Snyder, Bruce A., "Millipeds from the eastern Dakotas and western Minnesota, USA, with an account of Pseudopolydesmus serratus (Say, 1821) (Polydesmida: Polydesmidae); first published records from six states and the District of Columbia" (2012). Insecta Mundi. 752.

 
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Taxonomy

Subphylum:

Myriapoda (myriapods)

 

Class:

Diplopoda (millipedes)

 

Subclass:

Helminthomorpha

 

Order:

Julida

 

Superfamily:

Paeromopodoidea

 

Family:

Parajulidae (Parajulid Millipedes)

 
Subordinate Taxa

Genus Aniulus

Genus Hakiulus

Genus Oriulus

 
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Common
Names

This tribe has no common name. The common name of the family Parajulidae is Parajulid Millipedes, and is applied here for the sake of convenience.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       
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5/10/2020

Location: Cass County

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8/23/2019

Location: Woodbury, MN

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