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Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family)

Millipede at Umbagong District Park

Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) at Umbagong District Park - 2 Mar 2012
Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) at Umbagong District Park - 2 Mar 2012
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Identification history

Paradoxosomatidae sp. (family) 15 Dec 2017 michaelb
Diplopoda sp. (class) 12 Dec 2017 KimPullen
Unidentified 12 Dec 2017 Christine

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5 comments

michaelb wrote:
   15 Dec 2017
Hi Christine
How big was this creature?
Christine wrote:
   15 Dec 2017
Hi Michael, unfortunately I did not record the size of this one. It was the day after two days of extremely heavy rains, and I had gone out to see how everything was, and discovered dead weebill nestlings in the nest, so was a bit upset. It could have been the same as the one recorded a year earlier in a nearby location (see 3383770), and I may have just thought Ah, another one of those. It does look (to me) pretty similar, but I realise I have not recorded enough information about this one. I do have anther photo (from above but slightly out of focus) if you think that would help?
michaelb wrote:
   16 Dec 2017
Paradoxosomatidae ID by Dr Robert Mesibov. He said "but I'm afraid the image quality isn't good enough to go any further". So I don't know if the extra image would help.
Millipede species are hard to distinguish from one-another, and to identify to species normally requires a close look at the minute bodyparts of the animal, and usually the 'gonopods' of an adult male.
Christine wrote:
   18 Dec 2017
Michael, I have added a second image, but happy to leave the id as it is as i have not provided enough information. Thanks for your info, I understand the difficulty in identification, but do not think I will capture and try to get different angles if i see them again. I will try to be more specific about the size though.
michaelb wrote:
   18 Dec 2017
Thanks Christine. I will leave the ID as it is.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Mar 2012 12:00 AM Recorded on
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