Dichotomous Key/Myriapoda

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Dichotomous Key
Myriapoda
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Myriapoda

This is a Dichotomous Key for the Myriapods.

1

  • Diplopoda: Two pairs of legs per segment.
  • 2: One pair of legs per segment.

2

  • Pauropoda: Twelve trunk segments present.
  • 3: More than twelve trunk segments present

3

  • Chilopoda: First appendages modified into venom claws called forcipules.
  • Symphyla: Forcipules absent; Body translucent.