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Philoscia muscorum Manchester.jpg
Philoscia muscorum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Suborder: Oniscidea
Superfamily: Oniscoidea
Family: Philosciidae
Kinahan, 1857 [1]

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Philosciidae are a family of woodlice (terrestrial isopod crustaceans). They occur almost everywhere on earth, with most species found in (sub)tropical America, Africa and Oceania, and only a few in the Holarctic.


This list is complete for genera described until the end of 2001.[2]


  1. ^ "Philosciidae Kinahan, 1857". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  2. ^ Christian Schmidt & Andreas Leistikow (2004). "Catalogue of the terrestrial Isopoda (Crustacea: Isopoda: Oniscidea)" (PDF). Steenstrupia. 28 (1): 1–118. 
  3. ^ Christian F. Kammerer (2006). "Notes on some preoccupied names in Arthropoda". Acta Zootaxonomica Sinica. 31 (2): 269–271. 

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