Spirobolida

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Not to be confused with Spirostreptida. ‹See Tfd›
Spirobolida
NarceusAmericanusMillipede.jpg
Narceus americanus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Class: Diplopoda
Subclass: Chilognatha
Infraclass: Helminthomorpha
Superorder: Juliformia
Order: Spirobolida
Bollman, 1893
Families

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Spirobolida is an order of "round-backed" millipedes containing approximately 500 species in 12 families.[1] Its members are distinguished by the presence of a "pronounced suture that runs "vertically down the front of the head".[2] Most of the species live in the tropics, and many are brightly coloured.[2]

The families are divided into two suborders:[1]

Suborder Spirobolidea

Suborder Trigoniulidea


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