This section contains a set of tables for the verification of millipede specimens that have been identified to order using the Millipede Identification Key on this website. This section also aids in further identification of millipede specimens.

Table 1 lists key characters for each millipede order. Table 2 contains the geographic distribution for each order. Your identified specimen should show the characters listed in Table 1 for that order and should be found in the corresponding geographic region listed in Table 2. Any discrepancy may indicate a problem with the identification. However, it is also possible for a correctly identified specimen to occur in a region from which no other representative of that order had previously been collected. For example, the order Platydesmida was recorded from Taiwan for the first time just a few years ago.

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