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William Arthur Atkins
Phylum Arthropoda Class Chilopoda Number of families 21
Multi-legged predatory arthropods, mostly solitary and nocturnal, found in leaf litter and other cryptic terrestrial biotopes
Photo: A Thai centipede feeding on a house mouse. (Photo by Tom McHugh/Photo Researchers, Inc. Reproduced by permission.)
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