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Any of numerous arthropods of the subphylum Myriapoda, having segmented bodies, one pair of antennae, and at least nine pairs of legs, and including the centipedes and millipedes.

myr′i·ap′o·dous (-ăp′ə-dəs) adj.
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Yoshida & Shinkai (1993) recorded Diplopoda, Diptera, Formicidae and Vespidae from a population living between boulders in Japan, while both Eckert & Moritz (1992) and Chapman (1993) recorded myriapods, Coleoptera and isopods as prey from populations in Germany and the UK respectively.
The myriapods were the most abundant prey recovered with 24 individuals, followed by slugs with 13 individuals, Trichoptera with 11, Araneae with 6 and Carabidae with 5.
Giribet & Wheeler (2001) showed that the general pattern of 18S evolution across a much broader sampling of taxa, including hexapods, chelicerates, myriapods, and crustaceans, is one of conserved length in the 1800 by range, with occasional increases in size.
The East Kirkton locality has also yielded scorpions (Jeram 1994, 2001), myriapods (Shear 1994) and a variety of terrestrial tetrapods including the anthracosaurid Silvanerpeton miripedes and the famous stem-amniote Westlothiana lizziae; however early insects and arachnid groups like the extinct order Trigonotarbida, which are usually fairly common in terrestrial deposits of this age, are so far absent.
Kyukichi Kishida (1888-1968) was a Japanese zoologist who studied morphology and systematics of various groups of animals including spiders, mites, pseudoscorpions and other arachnids, myriapods and insects, as well as sipunculids, birds and mammals.