Millipede/ Diplopoda Centipede/ Chilopoda Quade Walker & Sam Andrews 5/19/09 Period 2 Arthropoda Myriapoda
Classification Of Animals
Kingdom – Animialia
Phylum – Anthropoda Jointed legs and an exoskeleton
Subphylum - Myriapoda “Many-footed” with a two segmented body
Class Chilopoda (centipedes “100 feet”) It has a flat, segmented body with a pair of legs on each segment.
Class Diplopoda (millipedes “1000 feet”) It has two pairs of legs on each body segment. The Greek translation is “ double footed ”.
Class Pauropoda (pauropods, pauropodans, and progoneates) Pauropods are a small (less than 5 mm), eyeless, pale terrestrial invertebrate with eleven segments and nine pairs of legs. Latin and Greek translate into “small-footed.”
Class Symphyla (pseudocentipedes and symphylans) small, blind, fast-running centipede like animals.
Basic Body Form
Head and segmented trunk
The trunk has many legs (Centipede has one pair for each segment, millipede has two pair for each segment.)
Centipedes body is flat, while the millipede is more of a cylinder shape.