Resources

Books

Adis, J., and M. S. Harvey. "How Many Arachnida and Myriapoda Are There Worldwide and in Amazonia?" In Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. New York: Academic Press, 2000.

Beacham, Walton, Frank V. Castronova, and Suzanne Sessine, eds. Beacham's Guide to the Endangered Species of North America. Detroit, MI: Gale Group, 2001.

Bosik, J. J. Common Names of Insects and Related Organisms. Lanham, MD: Entomological Society of America, 1997.

Cloudsley-Thompson, J. L. Spiders, Scorpions, Centipedes and Mites. Oxford, U.K.: Pergamon Press, 1968.

Foelix, Rainer F. Biology of Spiders. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1982.

Levin, Simon Asher, ed. Encyclopedia of Biodiversity. San Diego, CA: Academic Press, 2001.

McDaniel, Burruss. How to Know the Mites and Ticks. Dubuque, IA: William C. Brown Company Publishers, 1979.

Milne, Lorus, Lorus J. Milne, and Susan Rayfield. The Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Insects and Spiders. New York: Knopf, 1980.

Parker, Sybil P., ed. Synopsis and Classification of Living

Organisms. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1982.

Polis, Gary A., ed. The Biology of Scorpions. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1990.

Savory, Theodore. Arachnida, 2nd ed. London and New York: Academic Press, 1977.

Tudge, Colin. The Variety of Life: A Survey and a Celebration of All the Creatures That Have Ever Lived. Oxford and New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Woolley, Tyler A. Acarology: Mites and Human Welfare. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1988.

William Arthur Atkins

Phylum Arthropoda Class Chilopoda Number of families 21

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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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