Chilopoda- Characteristics

Class Chilopoda of Sub-phylum Myriapoda and Phylum Arthropoda includes Centipedes

Systematic position

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub-kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super-phylum: Ecdysosoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-phylum: Myriapoda
Class 1 : Chilopoda

Centipedes vs millipedes

Centipede (Source Wikipedia)


Chilopoda Characteristics

Ø  Includes centipedes

Chilopoda Characteristics

Mouth Parts of Centipede (wikipedia)

Ø  Terrestrial arthropods

Ø  Body is divided into head and trunk

Ø  Each segment of the body bears a pair of legs

Ø  Legs are clawed

Ø  They are trignathic with mandible and first and second maxillae

Ø  First pair of trunk appendage bears poisonous claws

Ø  Respiration by trachea

Ø  Excretion through malphighian tubules

Ø  Chilopods are opisthogoneate (bear only a single genital aperture at the posterior end)

Ø  Development direct or indirect

difference between centipedes and millipedes

Legs of Centipede (wikipedia)

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