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Relationships after Edgecombe & Giribet 2004
Containing group: Chilopoda

Other Names for Scutigeromorpha


Edgecombe, G. D. and G. Giribet. 2004. Adding mitochondrial sequence data (16S rRNA and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I) to the phylogeny of centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda): an analysis of morphology and four molecular loci. Journal of Zoological Systematics & Evolutionary Research 42(2):89-134.

Lewis, J. G. E. 1981. The Biology of Centipedes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Minelli, A. 1993. Chilopoda. Pages 57-114 in Microscopic Anatomy of Invertebrates. Volume 12. Onychophora, Chilopoda and lesser Protostomata. F. W. Harrison and M. E. Rice, eds. Wiley-Liss, New York, Chichester, Weinheim, Brisbane, Singapore, Toronto.

Negrisolo, E., A. Minelli, and G. Valle. 2004. The mitochondrial genome of the house centipede Scutigera and the monophyly versus paraphyly of myriapods. Molecular Biology and Evolution 21:770-780.

Wilson, H. M. 2001. First Mesozoic scutigeromorph centipede, from the Lower Cretaceous of Brazil. Palaeontology 44:489-495.

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Scientific Name Chilopoda Scutigeromorpha:Scutigeridae: Scutigera coleoptrata
Location Castel d’Aiano, Bologna Province, Emilia Romagna, Italy
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
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Copyright © 2005 Cesare Brizio
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Tree of Life Web Project. 2004. Notostigmophora. Scutigeromorpha. Version 18 May 2004 (temporary). http://tolweb.org/Scutigeromorpha/6228/2004.05.18 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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