Notostigmophora

Notostigmophora

[‚nōd·ə·stig′mäf·ə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A subclass or suborder of the Chilopoda, including those centipedes embodying primitive as well as highly advanced characters, distinguished by dorsal respiratory openings.
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This first volume covers the order Chilopoda, the centipedes, discussing such aspects as general morphology, integument and associated organs such as solitary epidermal glands and bioluminescence, musculature and locomotion, the excretory system including the maxillary organ of the Notostigmophora and nephrocytes, sense organs, reproduction, ecology, distribution, fossil history, and taxonomy.