IUCN threat status:

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Worldwide. Usually in soil. Some are herbivorous, others predaceous, actively hunting small arthropods. 7-9 Families (5 in North America), 800 Species (70 in North America).

  The fossil record of diplurans is sparse; there is an apparent Dipluran from the Carboniferous.

  Derivation of name: diploos - double, oura - tail, referring to the two prominent cerci.



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