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Polydesmida
Polydesmida ; [NAML, 14]
Polydesmidae ; Leach, 1815, Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 11: 381; Latzel, 1884, Myr. Öst.-Ung. Monarch... vol. 2: 124; Bollman, 1893, U.S. Nat. Mus. Bull. 46 (ed. Underwood): 159
Polydesmoidea ; Pocock, 1887, Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 5, 20 (art. 35): 294; Cook, 1895, Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 9: 4; Attems, 1899, Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien, 67: 227; Brölemann, 1916, Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 84 (4) : 583; Attems, 1937, in Das Tierreich, Lief 68 (Polydesmoidea I): 1
Merocheta ; Cook, 1895, Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 9: 4
Proterospermophora ; Verhoeff, 1900, Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst., 13: 54; Verhoeff, 1913, Zool. Anz., 43: 57
Polydesmida ; Chamberlin, 1938, Carnegie Inst. Washington Publ., No. 491: 174; Chamberlin, 1943, Bull. Univ. Utah, biol. ser., 8 (3): 36
Cyclodesmidae Silvestri, 1894 — 1 sp.
Desmonidae Cook, 1898 — 3 spp.
Eurydesmidae Chamberlin, 1950 — 181 spp.
Euryuridae Pocock, 1909 — 15 spp.
Nearctodesmidae Chamberlin & Hoffman, 1950 — 18 spp.
Polydesmidae Leach, 1815 — 50 spp.
Stylodesmidae Cook, 1895 — 2 spp.
Vanhoeffeniidae Attems, 1914 — 2 spp.
Eurymerodesmidae Causey, 1951 — 28 spp.
Strongylosomidae Cook, 1895 — 2 spp.
 

I don't know where to put following genus

Wamokia — 6 spp.


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References:
[NAML]
Chamberlin & Hoffman, 1958; U.S. Nat. Mus. Bull. 212; Checklist of the Millipeds of the North America


Some related literature:
Attems, 1899
System der Polydesmiden, I Theil Denkschr. Akad. Wiss. Wien, 67: 221-482, pl. 1-11, f. 1-276
Attems, 1937
Fam. Strongylosomidae in Das Tierreich, Lief 68 (Polydesmoidea I): 1-300, f. 1-343
Brölemann, 1916
Essai de classification des polydesmiens (myriapodes) Ann. Soc. Ent. Fr. 84 (4) : 523-608, f. 1-18 (1915)
Chamberlin, 1938
Diplopoda from Yucatan, in Pearse, Fauna of the caves of Yucatan Carnegie Inst. Washington Publ., No. 491: 165-182, f. 1-55
Chamberlin, 1943
On Mexican millipeds Bull. Univ. Utah, biol. ser., 8 (3): 1-103, pls. 1-16, f. 1-172
Cook, 1895
Introductory note on the families of Diplopoda, in Cook and Collins, The Craspedosomatidae of North America Ann. New York Acad. Sci., 9: 1-9
Latzel, 1884
Die Symphylen, Pauropoden und Diplopoden. Die Myriopoden der Osterreichisch-Ungarischen Monarchie ... Myr. Öst.-Ung. Monarch... vol. 2: i-xi, 1-414, pls. 1-16, f. 1-210
Leach, 1815
Tabular view of the external characters of four classes of animals, which Linné arranged under Insecta ... Trans. Linn. Soc. London, 11: 306-400
Pocock, 1887
On the classification of the Diplopoda Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist., ser. 5, 20 (art. 35): 283-295
Verhoeff, 1900
Beiträge zur Kenntniss palärktischer Myriopoden. X. Aufsatz. Zur vergleichenden Morphologie, Phylogenie, Gruppen- und Artsystematik der Lysiopetaliden Zool. Jahrb., Abt. Syst., 13: 36-70, f. 1-3, pls. 5-9
Verhoeff, 1913
Die Ordnungen der Proterandria und zur Kenntnis der Cambaliden Zool. Anz., 43: 49-65, f. 1-3


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