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Typified names:

Diplopoda Blainville in Gervais 1844

NOMEN: Diplopoda Blainville in Gervais 1844: 59 [M.P.Gervais. Etudes sur les Myriapodes. - Ann. Sci. Natur., ser.3, 1844, T.2: 51-80, Pl.5]

ORIGINAL SPELLING (Gervais 1844): Des Diplopodes (in French)

SUBSEQUENT SPELLING (Gerstaecker 1863): Diplopoda (in Latin)

ORIGINAL LISTED MEMBERSHIP (Gervais 1844): Pollyxenidae Pollyxenus + Glomeridae Glomeris + Polydesmidae Polydesmus + Iulidae Julus + Polyzonidae Polyzonium

SENIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYMS:
= Chilognatha Latreille 1802
? = Chiloglossa Latreille

JUNIOR CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYM:
= Dignatha Monoprostomera Lankester 1904 (non Monognatha Monoprostomera)

= Diplopodea Pearce 1936

NON-MONOSEMANTIC CIRCUMSCRIPTIONAL SYNONYM (including Pauropoda - see COMMENT):
= Collifera Boudreaux 1979 (= Diploposa s.l.)

TYPIFIED NAME IN BASIC FORMAT: Julus/fg (incl. Polyxenus) [f:1814; g:1758(gen.243)]

TYPIFIED NAMES IN USE: -

MODERN STATUS:  the valid (while far not the oldest!) name of a generally accepted, holophyletic taxon.
Systematic position of Diplopoda:

Myriapoda
  Chilopoda
  Progoneata
    Symphyla
    Collifera
      Pauropoda
      Diplopoda

Classifications of Diplopoda:

Diplopoda
  Penicillata
  Anguiformia

COMMENTS. At the present time, the name Diplopoda is generally accepted, in spite of the fact that its synonym Chilognatha is much older and was widely used. Strictly speaking, the both names are non-monosemantic ones, because when they were published for the first time, the nearest taxon Pauropoda was unknown. In the paper by Lubbock (1868), in which the taxon Pauropoda is reported for the first time, the name Diplopoda was used for a taxon which did not include Pauropoda, and in such narrow sense the name Diplopoda is generally accepted. However, some authors (Kenyon 1895) used the name Diplopoda in wide sense, i.e. for the taxon which includes Pauropoda.