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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.
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.
Some myriapods (Diplopoda and Chilopoda) were also recovered.
Spiders, myriapods (centipedes and millipedes), snails, and slugs inhabit the humus layer, while beetles (in the photo, Rhom-borriha unicolor, from a Japanese deciduous forest), bees, wasps, ants, and butterflies are distributed throughout the different microenvironments offered by the vegetation.
Ribosomal DNA phylogeny of the major extant arthropod classes and the evolution of myriapods.
Some 2,000 species of spiders, mites, ticks and other arachnids; 1,000 species of crustaceans; 30,000 species of insects; and a few dozen species of centipedes, millipedes and other myriapods.
3%), the remainder being consisted of gastropods, worms, isopods, myriapods, arachnids, amphibians and even by lezards.
Other myriapods collected at this site included Eurymerodesmus angularis Causey and Hemiscolopendra marginata (Say).
Mammals, reptiles and toads constitute the prey items of terrestrial species while fossorial species feed on annelids, molluscs, arachnids, myriapods, hexapods, amphibians, reptiles and mammals.