myriapoda defined in 1951 yearmyriapoda - myriapoda;
myriapoda - Centipedes and millipedes. Glass of Arthropoda with long bodies and many legs, distinct head, one pair of antennae, mandibles, at least one pair of maxillae; live on land and breathe air by means of tracheae. Centipedes (Chilopoda) have one pair of legs per segment; are usually more or less flattened; carnivorous. Millipedes (Diplopoda) have two pairs of legs per segment (each segment representing two embryonic segments fused together); are usually cylindrical; and herbivorous. There are several important differences between these two groups which indicate that they are not very closely related, and they are sometimes put into separate classes.
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