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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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Each board is lifted to find the resident salamanders and myriapods.
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.
In myriapods and insects, oxygen diffuses through the spiracles and along the tracheae and tracheoles to the metabolically active tissues.
One type of mountain area that is especially rich in endemic species is the tepuy scattered among the forests of Venezuela, with groups as ancient as the amphibians and myriapods (millipedes) (see vol.
It will be interesting to determine the pattern of phenoloxidase expression in the hemocyanin-expressing myriapods and other members of the Ecdysozoa, as well as in members of the pre-Bilateria.
Topics in this portion include leg amputation and regeneration, ballooning, bleeding, camouflage, webs, sperm and sperm webs, courtship behavior, egg sacs, enemies, fecal remains, exuviae, ant mimicry, wound healing, molting, cannibalism, parasitism, phoresis and predation by spiders on a wide range of other organisms (including beetles, flies, bark lice, ants, planthoppers, termites, other spiders, caddis flies, parasitic wasps, scale insects, spring tails, roaches, aphids, mites, a web spinner, weevils, bristle tails, insect larvae, myriapods and pseudoscorpions).
Keywords: Meta menardi, prey, myriapods, slugs, litter fauna
According to the traditional view, the myriapods are most closely related to the insects (common taxon "Tracheata" or Antennata), the crustaceans are the closest relatives of the Antennata (common taxon Mandibulata), and the chelicerates are the sister group of the Mandibulata.
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.