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Rhinotus purpureus (Pocock, 1894)


The Rhinotus purpureus is long and slim like the Glyphiulus granulatus. Most tend to be around 1cm in length although some individuals grow to more than 2cm. Purplish-red in color, the most distinctive features of this millipede is its triangular head as well as the large eye spots on either side of the head. The species is common around human habitation and has been collected from Kenting and Jhushan in Nantou. This particular species was also only formally recorded and published in Taiwan by Dr. Zoltan Korsos in 2004.

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