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Cryptopidae

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The Cryptopidae are a family of scolopendromorph centipedes. Cryptopids are blind (lacking ocelli) and possess 21 pairs of legs as adults.[1] The genus Cryptops is the numerically largest in the family, comprising over 150 species worldwide.[2]

Classification

The four genera, with at least 184 species, are:[3]

The genera Plutonium and Theatops, formerly classified in the cryptopid subfamily Plutoniuminae, are now placed in the recently elevated family Plutoniumidae.[4]

References

  1. ^ Shelley, Rowland M. "Centipedes". The Myriapoda (Millipedes, Centipedes) Featuring the North American Fauna. Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  2. ^ Balan, Dhanya; P.M. Sureshan; Vinod Khanna (2012). "A new species of centipede of the genus Cryptops Leach (Scolopendromorpha: Cryptopidae) from southern Western Ghats with a key to the species of Cryptops in India" (PDF). Journal of Threatened Taxa. 4 (4): 2510–2514. doi:10.11609/jott.o3035.2510-4. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2013-10-14.
  3. ^ Minelli A.; Bonato L.; Dioguardi R.; et al. "Chilobase: a web resource for Chilopoda taxonomy". Retrieved 14 October 2013.
  4. ^ Di, Zhiyong; Zhijian Cao; Yingliang Wu; Shijin Yin; Gregory D. Edgecombe; Wenxin Li (2010). "Discovery of the centipede family Plutoniumidae (Chilopoda) in Asia: a new species of Theatops from China, and the taxonomic value of spiracle distributions in Scolopendromorpha". Zootaxa. 2667: 51–63.
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Cryptopidae: Brief Summary

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The Cryptopidae are a family of scolopendromorph centipedes. Cryptopids are blind (lacking ocelli) and possess 21 pairs of legs as adults. The genus Cryptops is the numerically largest in the family, comprising over 150 species worldwide.

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