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Regnum Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Myriapoda,


Classis  DIPLOPODA


From Ancien Greek di = two + podo = foot


2 pairs of jointed legs on body segments


13 orders, 115 families 10.000 species

found and described, but many more estimated, still unknown.

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Regnum Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Myriapoda,


Classis  CHILOPODA


From Ancien Greek kheilos = lip + podo = foot

1 pair of legs on body segments


4 orders, 22 families 3.000 species

found and described, but many more estimated, still unknown.

Regnum Animalia, Phylum Arthropoda, Subphylum Crustacea Classis Malacostraca


Ordo ISOPODA


From Ancien Greek iso = same + pod = foot



Subordo Oniscidea


32 familiae 3.800 species


amphibious or terrestrial Crustacea