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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Superphylum: Ecdysozoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Classis: Chilopoda
Ordo: Geophilomorpha
Familiae: Aphilodontidae - Azygethidae - Ballophilidae - Dignathodontidae - Eriphantidae - Geophilidae - Gonibregmatidae - Himantariidae - Linotaeniidae - Macronicophilidae - Mecistocephalidae - Neogeophilidae - Oryidae - Schendylidae - Sogonidae - Soniphilidae


Bonato, L.; Minelli, A. 2010: The geophilomorph centipedes of the Seychelles (Chilopoda: Geophilomorpha). Phelsuma, 18: 9-38. PDF


The Geophilomorpha bear upwards of 27 leg-bearing segments. They are eyeless and blind, and bear spiracles on all leg-bearing segments — in contrast to other groups, who only bear them on their 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th and 12th segments — a "mid-body break", accompanied by a change in tagmatic shape, occurring roughly at the interchange from odd to even segments. This group, at 1260 spp. the most diverse, also contains the largest and leggiest specimens at 29 or more pairs of legs. They also have 14–segmented antennae. The group includes four families: Mecistocephalidae, Neogeophilidade, Geophilidae and Linotaeniidae.

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