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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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(2003) attributed their examples to kampecarid myriapods and eoarthropleurids.
W&J's Departments of Biology and of Environment Studies regularly collect information about salamanders and myriapods (millipedes and centipedes) at the Abernathy Field Station.
Keywords: Meta menardi, prey, myriapods, slugs, litter fauna
Similarly, for summer season, there was a significant effect of land-use types on the abundance of both ants species (Monomorium and Camponotus spp.; p-value < 0.004), earthworms (p-value = 0.0001), earwigs (p-value = 0.001), termites (p-value = 0.01), staphylinid beetles (p-value = 0.0001) and spiders (p-value = 0.001), while the abundance of coleopteran grubs, crickets, surface grasshoppers, myriapods, isopods, and carabid beetles were not significant different among land-use types studied (Supplementary Table II).
On the other hand, on the side of positive values, arachnids, isoptera and myriapods dominate particularly during June and July (d).
Arthropods are a staggeringly diverse and superabundant group of joint-limbed invertebrate animals--including trilobites, horseshoe "crabs" and their kin, crustaceans, insects, and myriapods (the centipede and millipede clan).
Arthropod: Any of numerous invertebrate animals of the phylum Arthropoda, including the insects, crustaceans, arachnids and myriapods, that are characterized by an exoskeleton made of a hard material called chitin and a segmented body to which jointed appendages are attached in pairs.
'Gigantism' affected myriapods, scorpions, mayflies, palaeodictyopterids, and Odonatoptera (Grimaldi and Engel, 2005).