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[From New Latin Diplopoda, class name : diplo- + -poda, -pod.]

dip′lo·pod′ adj.


(Animals) any arthropod of the class Diplopoda, which includes the millipedes


(ˈdɪp ləˌpɒd)

any arthropod of the class Diplopoda, comprising the millipedes.
[1860–65; < New Latin Diplopoda. See diplo-, -pod]
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Defensive volatile secretions of two diplopod species attract the carrion ball roller scarab Canthon morsei (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae).
Apart from some scarce myrmecophiles found very occasionally within their nest, such as a gastropod, a small diplopod (Merocheta), a lepismatid or nicoletiid thysanuran, a worm infesting the refuse dumps, and a histerid beetle (Cook 1905; Perez-Lachaud & Lachaud, unpublished data), colonies of E.
The millipedes of central Canada (Arthropoda: Diplopoda) with reviews of the Canadian fauna and diplopod faunistic studies.
In South Africa 492 species of invertebrates have been assessed according to the IUCN Red List criteria, including 250 insects (14 Colophon, 3 ant, 76 butterfly and 157 odonatan species), 29 crustacean, 31 diplopod, 97 cnidarian, 81 mollusc and four onychophoran species.
Shelley RM (2007) Taxonomy of extant Diplopoda (Millipeds) in the modern era: perspectives for future advancements and observations on the global diplopod community (Arthropoda: Diplopoda).
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