Chilopoda


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Noun1.Chilopoda - arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedesChilopoda - arthropods having the trunk composed of numerous somites each bearing one pair of legs: centipedes
Arthropoda, phylum Arthropoda - jointed-foot invertebrates: arachnids; crustaceans; insects; millipedes; centipedes
centipede - chiefly nocturnal predacious arthropod having a flattened body of 15 to 173 segments each with a pair of legs, the foremost pair being modified as prehensors
family Scutigeridae, Scutigeridae - a family of Chilopoda
Geophilomorpha, order Geophilomorpha - small elongate centipedes living in soil and under stones and having more than 30 pairs of legs
class - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more orders
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A review of the Diplopoda, Chilopoda and Isopoda of Great Britain assesses the conservation status of centipedes, millipedes and woodlice and identifies the species that are considered to be vulnerable , endangered or critically endangered .
Class Chilopoda was more abundant in habitat I, in all studied heaps seven species were found, with Lithobius forficatus Linnaeus 1758 and L.
Organisms were classified into functional groups based on ecological processes that involve soil fauna: soil engineers = ants, earthworms, Isoptera; detritivores = Dermaptera, Diplopoda, Coleoptera, Blattodea, Isopoda, Acari, Diptera; herbivores = Hemiptera, Orthoptera, Lepidoptera larvae, Mollusca, Phasmatodea; and predators = Araneae, Chilopoda, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpionida, Mantodea.
This first volume covers the order Chilopoda, the centipedes, discussing such aspects as general morphology, integument and associated organs such as solitary epidermal glands and bioluminescence, musculature and locomotion, the excretory system including the maxillary organ of the Notostigmophora and nephrocytes, sense organs, reproduction, ecology, distribution, fossil history, and taxonomy.