Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Myriapods

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_4759

Classes of Phylum Arthropoda, subphylum Atelocerata (formerly subphylum Myriapoda, the basis for this name) that are insect relatives but possessing many legs. The myriapods consist of the centipedes, millipedes, pauropods and symphylans. There is some question whether this is a natural group.

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