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Scolopendra

(skō'lō-pen'dră),
A genus of centipedes characterized by 21-23 pairs of legs. Common U.S. species are Scolopendra heros (the Western house centipede) and Scolopendra morsitans.
[Mod. L., fr. G. skōlopendra, multipede]

Scolopendra

a genus of arthropods in the class Myriapoda. Called also centipede (Chilopoda). They have poison claws used to stun prey and can cause a painful bite to an animal.

Scolopendra gigantea
a large tropical centipede credited as being able to kill a human.
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A taxonomic reassessment of the centipede Scolopendra gigantea Linnaeus (Chilopoda: Scolopendridae) and confirmation of its occurrence in India.
Neotype designation and a diagnostic account for the centipede, Scolopendra gigantea L.
Key words: Immunoglobulin Y, scolopendra antivenom, scolopendrism, Scolopendra gigantea.
A group (twelve specimens) of Scolopendra gigantea, coming from Zulia and Falcon States, Venezuela, were maintained in the Immunochemistry Section of the Institute of Tropical Medicine at the Universidad Central de Venezuela.
Scolopendra gigantea has front claws that are specially adapted to deliver venom.
Natural History Museum expert Stuart Hine with the giant centipede, Scolopendra gigantea, found in a north London home
Palabras clave: Escolopendra, Scolopendra gigantea, venenos, rabdomiolisis, centipedos.