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A class of myriapod arthropods which comprises the centipedes.
- ‘It is agreed that the Chilopoda constitute a natural group, but the systematics differ according to various sources.’
- ‘This arthropod subphylum includes the Chilopoda, the Diplopoda, the Pauropoda, and the Symphyla.’
- ‘Finally, the protNJ tree exhibits a rather different topology, with the Diplopoda as basal clade to all other Arthropoda and the Chilopoda + L. polyphemus sister group of Crustacea + Hexapoda.’
- ‘P. cinereus and some members of the class Chilopoda occupy the same microhabitat, consume similar types of prey, and are similar in body size.’
Modern Latin (plural), from Greek kheilos ‘lip’ + pous, pod- ‘foot’.
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