Pachybolidae (Hoffman, 1980)

Wesener, Thomas, Enghoff, Henrik & Sierwald, Petra, 2009, Review of the Spirobolida on Madagascar, with descriptions of twelve new genera, including three genera of ' fire millipedes' (Diplopoda), ZooKeys 19 (19), pp. 1-128 : 4

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unique characters are the posterior gonopods connected by a sclerotized sternite and the absence of long and slender apodemes on the telopodite and coxite of the anterior gonopod. The sternal apodemes are tiny or absent. The tracheal apodemes of the posterior gonopods are large, sometimes as large as the go- nopod. Pachybolidae generally show a pantropical distribution in the Southern Hemisphere ( Hoffman 1980, 1982).

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