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Thanks!

I am very grateful to the people who offered or contributed images to this website, and especially to the photographer/naturalists of the Flickr Myriapoda group. The Flickr-ites are all credited here under their images, but interested users should visit Flickr Myriapoda to see the wonderful images I didn't use!

For images and advice I also thank millipede specialists Julian Bueno-Villegas, Sergei Golovatch, Natdanai Likhitrakarn, Paul Marek, Somsak Panha, Rowland Shelley and Bill Shear.

Most of the images on this website are of Australian Polydesmida, and especially of species from Tasmania, where I have lived for more than 40 years. Tasmania has a very rich fauna of centipedes, millipedes and velvet worms, including about 130 species of Polydesmida. You can learn about this fauna on the Tasmanian Multipedes website, but please note: almost all the Tasmanian species are endemic to that island, and are found nowhere else. You may find a native polydesmidan elsewhere which looks almost exactly like one of the Tasmanian natives, but it almost certainly isn't the same species.

Finally, images of two Australian Polydesmida collectors in their mid-60s: me (left, South Australia, July 2010) and my wife Trina (right, tropical north Queensland, December 2008). Please excuse the goofy expression on my face. Trina took this picture a few moments after I had extended the known range of the strange genus Agathodesmus by 900 km. That rotting log is the type locality of Agathodesmus chandleri Mesibov, 2013.


Bob Trina

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