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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Classis: Diplopoda
Subclassis: Chilognatha
Infraclassis: Pentazonia
Superordo: Oniscomorpha
Ordo: Sphaerotheriida
Familiae: Arthrosphaeridae - Sphaerotheriidae - Procyliosomatidae - Zephroniidae - incertae sedis
[list of familiae after Wesener & VandenSpiegel (2009: table 4)]


  • Shelley, R.M. 2003: A revised, annotated, family-level classification of the Diplopoda. Arthropoda selecta, 11(3): 187-207.
  • Wesener, T. 2014: A new phylogenetic analysis of the Sphaerotheriida (Diplopoda) with a revision of the Australian giant pill-millipedes. Invertebrate systematics, 28(2): 196-213. doi: 10.1071/IS13048 reference page 
  • Wesener, T.; VandenSpiegel, D. 2009: A first phylogenetic analysis of giant pill-millipedes (Diplopoda: Sphaerotheriida), a new model Gondwanan taxon, with special emphasis on island gigantism. Cladistics, 25: 545-573. doi: 10.1111/j.1096-0031.2009.00267.x

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Riesenkugler