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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMyriapoda 
AphiaID: 1277

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum)
Status accepted
Rank Subphylum
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda
Sources  basis of record Barber, A.D. (2009b) Littoral myriapods; a review. Soil Organisms 81(3):735-760 [details]

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Names
 
Language   Name 
Dutch Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorduizendpotigen  [details]
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editormyriapods  [details]
Swedish Checked: verified by a taxonomic editormångfotingar  [details]
Ukrainian Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorБагатоніжки  [details]
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taxa (4)

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 Class Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChilopoda
Class Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDiplopoda
Class Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPauropoda
Class Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorSymphyla
Environment marine, brackish, terrestrial
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank  
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From editor or global species database
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAcknowledgments A large number of people have assisted in the compilation of the data for the four myriapod groups in a variety of ways through comment, providing information or by making available copies of references. [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorClassification The four classes grouped together as "Myriapoda" (Chilopoda, Diplopoda, Pauropoda, Symphyla)are probably no more closely related to each other than to other orders such as Insecta. However the term Myriapoda remains a convenient one to group together these uniramian arthropods with numerous legs (8 or more pairs in adults). [details]

Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHabitat It is often difficult to be clear as to whether myriapods found in or close to the littoral zone are, to use Silvestri’s (1903) terminology, myriapodi halofili genuini i.e. confined to such habitats (obligate halophiles), myriapodi halofili indifferenti i.e. occurring in both terrestrial and littoral habitats (facultative halophiles) or myriapodi halofili accidentali i.e. chance occurrences (accidental halophiles). Such a situation may well be true of all “terrestrial” groups in which some species have invaded the littoral zone.

Myriapods are essentially terrestrial groups of arthropods but representatives of all four classes from different orders, families and genera have colonised sea shore habitats and the situation is made more complex by species which appear to be genuini in one region but occur inland in another. The geophilomorph centipede Hydroschendyla submarina, for instance, is only ever recorded from seashores in northern Europe, the Mediterranean and Bermuda and is clearly genuini whilst Pachymerium ferrugineum is clearly indifferenti in much of its range. However, in many cases, where species are described from a single littoral site no such clarity is possible and this list may include some species which may later be considered accidentali.  [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:1277
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2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  db_admin
2009-05-06 10:27:26Z  changed  Barber, A.D.
  
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  Citation: Barber, A.D. (2014). Myriapoda. In: Barber, A.D. (2014) World database of littoral Myriapoda. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=1277 on 2014-10-02
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