Definitions

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  • proper n. A taxonomic subphylum within the phylum Arthropoda — the centipedes, millipedes and similar creatures.

Etymologies

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From myria- + -poda.

Examples

  • Linné had divided all the animals below the vertebrates into two classes only, the Insecta and Vermes, the insects comprising the present classes of insects, Myriapoda, Arachnida, and Crustacea; the Vermes embracing all the other invertebrate animals, from the molluscs to the monads.

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  • Myriapoda -- are, as might be expected, much more ancient.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • Myriapoda have been found abundantly in the Carboniferous and Devonian formations; but all are of extinct orders, exhibiting a more generalised structure than living forms.

    Darwinism (1889)

  • The order of Myriapoda is placed by systematists at the bottom of the class of insects; the sucking

    The Naturalist in Nicaragua

  • Most recent molecular studies had grouped these arachnids in Chelicerata together with millipedes and centipedes of the Myriapoda.

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  • The spiders, ticks and scorpions of the subgroup Chelicerata are shown to have split from the line leading to insects and crustaceans even before the millipedes and centipedes of the subphylum Myriapoda.

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  • Millipedes (Order Myriapoda) Interesting to watch but can spend long periods in an inactive coil, which is pretty boring for children.

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  • 11 (Myriapoda plus Pancrustacea) over the molecule-based Paradoxopoda (Myriapoda plus Chelicerata) 12.

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  • 2, 8 (Myriapoda) was an early, if exceptional, success.

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