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Brachydesmus Heller, 1858
Brachydesmus Heller, 1858; Sitz.-ber. Akad. Wiss., Wien, 26 (1857): 318, TS: Brachydesmus subterraneus Heller
Brachydesmus ; [NAML, 63]

About 105 spp. (Old world)


Brachydesmus californicus Chamberlin, 1918
California (Santa Clara Co.). See [About maps] Brachydesmus californicus Chamberlin, 1918; Pomona Coll. Journ. Ent. and Zool., 10 (1): 9, TL: Stanford, Santa Clara Co., California
Brachydesmus californicus ; [NAML, 64]

Brachydesmus cavicola (Packard, 1877)
Utah (Clinton's Cave). See [About maps] Polydesmus cavicola Packard, 1877; Bull. U.S. Geol. Geogr. Surv. Terr. (Hayden), vol. 3 (No. 1, art. 10): 161, f. 6, 6a-d, TL: Clinton's Cave, Tooele Co., Utah
Brachydesmus cavicola ; [NAML, 64]

Brachydesmus hastingsus Chamberlin, 1941
California (Hastings Reservation). See [About maps] Brachydesmus hastingsus Chamberlin, 1941; Bull. Univ. Utah, biol. ser., 6 (4): 27, f. 18-19, TL: Hastings Reservation, Monterey Co., California
Brachydesmus hastingsus ; [NAML, 64]

Brachydesmus superus Latzel, 1884
Europe, introduced (North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan). See [About maps] Brachydesmus superus Latzel, 1884; Myr. Öst.-Ung. Monarch... vol. 2: 130, pl. 6, f. 68-69, TL: Prater, near Wien, Austria
Brachydesmus gladiolus Williams & Hefner, 1928; Bull. Ohio Biol. Surv., No. 18, vol. 4 (3) (Ohio State Univ. Bull., 33 (7)): 113, f. 12c, TL: Allen Co., Ohio
Brachydesmus pallidus Loomis, 1939; Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 86 (4): 191, f. 14, TL: Charleston, West Virginia
Brachydesmus dux Chamberlin, 1940; Ent. News, 51 (10): 284, f. 4, TL: Durham, North Carolina
Brachydesmus superus ; Jawlowski, 1939, Fragmenta Faunistica Mus. Zool. Polonici, 4 (8): 150; Attems, 1940, in Das Tierreich, Lief 70 (Polydesmoidea III): 120; [NAML, 64]

Brachydesmus yosemitensis Causey, 1954
California (Yosemite National Park). See [About maps] Brachydesmus (Brachydesmus) yosemitensis Causey, 1954; Pan-Pacific Ent., 30 (3): 224, f. 5, TL: Vernal Falls, Yosemite National Park, California
Brachydesmus yosemitensis ; [NAML, 65]


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


Some related literature:
Attems, 1940
Fam. Polydesmidae, Vanhoeffeniidae, Cryptodesmidae, Oniscodesmidae, Sphaerotrichopidae, Peridontodesmidae, Rhachidesmidae, Macellolophidae, Pandirodesmidae in Das Tierreich, Lief 70 (Polydesmoidea III): 1-577, f. 1-719
Causey, 1954
New records and species of millipeds from the western United States and Canada Pan-Pacific Ent., 30 (3): 221-227, f. 1-5
Chamberlin, 1918
Four new western diplopods Pomona Coll. Journ. Ent. and Zool., 10 (1): 9-11
Chamberlin, 1940
Four new polydesmoid millipeds from North Carolina (Myriapoda) Ent. News, 51 (10): 282-284, f. 1-4
Chamberlin, 1941
New American millipeds Bull. Univ. Utah, biol. ser., 6 (4): 1-39, pls. 1-5, f. 1-49
Heller, 1858
Beiträge zur österreichischen Grotten-Fauna Sitz.-ber. Akad. Wiss., Wien, 26 (1857): 313-326, f. 1-14
Jawlowski, 1939
Contribution to the knowledge of the Diplopoda of Nova Scotia and Newfoundland Fragmenta Faunistica Mus. Zool. Polonici, 4 (8): 149-158
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
Loomis, 1939
The millipeds collected in Appalachian caves by Mr. Kenneth Dearolf Bull. Mus. Comp. Zool., 86 (4): 165-193, f. 1-14
Packard, 1877
On a new cave fauna in Utah Bull. U.S. Geol. Geogr. Surv. Terr. (Hayden), vol. 3 (No. 1, art. 10): 157-169, f. 5-10
Williams & Hefner, 1928
The millipedes and centipedes of Ohio Bull. Ohio Biol. Surv., No. 18, vol. 4 (3) (Ohio State Univ. Bull., 33 (7)): 93-146, f. 1-26


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