Chilopoda


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Chilopoda

 [ki-lop´o-dah]
a class of arthropods that includes the centipedes.

Chi·lop·o·da

(kī-lop'ŏ-dă),
A class of centipedes (phylum Arthropoda).
[chilo- + G. pous, foot]
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In the average calculated among the forest fragments, the preference for the topsoil was observed for Chilopoda (predators); Oligochaeta (saprophagous); Isoptera and Coleoptera's larvae (both predators/saprophagous); and Oligochaeta's cocoons (Figure 3).
Chilopoda, Malacostraca and Gastropoda also contributed to the diet composition of the Short toed-treecreper with 1, 4 and 10 individuals only, respectively.
The number of Chilopoda specimens was the highest in habitat I.
Annelidae, Chilopoda, Coleoptera, Crustacea, Gastropoda, Lepidoptera y Orthoptera) (Diaz de Pascual, 1993; Diaz de Pascual y De Ascencao, 2000).
Arthropoda accounted for 91% of prey items and included 7 classes (Arachnida, Chilopoda, Collembola, Copepoda, Diplopoda, Insecta, and Malacostraca [Amphipods and Isopods]).
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.