Centipedes are a well-characterized group within the “myriapods.“ Since Pocock’s (1887, 1893 a, 1893 b) and Kingsley’s (1888) papers, they are recognized as a separate class, Chilopoda.


Venom Gland Carabid Beetle Defensive Secretion Trunk Segment Offensive Weapon 
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  1. 1.Istituto di Biologia AnimaleUniversità di PadovaItalia

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