Possible Amplinus, copyright P. Wittman.

Belongs within: Polydesmida.

The Platyrhacidae are a family of often large and colourful millipedes found in southeast Asia and Central and South America.

Characters (from Hoffman 1990): Collum wider than head, of which it covers only the posteriormost portion, and extended ventrolaterad behind mandibles; metaterga smooth and polished, without trace of sulcus; ozopores opening directly on paranotal surface; epiproct apically broadened and truncate.

<==Platyrhacidae [Euryuridae, Platyrhacoidea]
    |--Euryurus maculatus H90
    |--Auturus H90
    |--Amplinus Attems 1901 K54
    |    |--A. klugii K54
    |    |--A. palicaudatus (Attems 1901) [=Pachyurus palicaudatus] K54
    |    `--A. serratus Kraus 1954 K54
    `--Platyrhacus (Tirodesmus Cook 1896) [incl. Aymaresmus Chamberlin 1941] K55
         |--P. (T.) celinus K55
         |--P. (T.) obscurus Kraus 1955 K55
         |--P. (T.) orellanus K55
         `--P. (T.) tampocus K55

*Type species of generic name indicated


Hoffman, R. L. 1990. Diplopoda. In: Dindal, D. L. (ed.) Soil Biology Guide pp. 835–860. John Wiley & Sones: New York.

Kraus, O. 1954. Myriapoden aus El Salvador. Senckenbergiana Biologica 35 (5–6): 293–349.

Kraus, O. 1955. Myriapoden aus Peru, III. Senckenbergiana Biologica 36 (3–4): 173–200.

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