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taxon links Monophyly UncertainMonophyly Uncertain[down<--]Chilopoda Interpreting the tree
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The root of the current tree connects the organisms featured in this tree to their containing group and the rest of the Tree of Life. The basal branching point in the tree represents the ancestor of the other groups in the tree. This ancestor diversified over time into several descendent subgroups, which are represented as internal nodes and terminal taxa to the right.

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Relationships after Edgecombe & Giribet 2004
Containing group: Chilopoda


Edgecombe, G. D. and G. Giribet. 2004. Adding mitochondrial sequence data (16S rRNA and cytochrome c oxidase subunit I) to the phylogeny of centipedes (Myriapoda: Chilopoda): an analysis of morphology and four molecular loci. Journal of Zoological Systematics & Evolutionary Research 42(2):89-134.

Lewis, J. G. E. 1981. The Biology of Centipedes. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.

Minelli, A. 1993. Chilopoda. Pages 57-114 in Microscopic Anatomy of Invertebrates. Volume 12. Onychophora, Chilopoda and lesser Protostomata. F. W. Harrison and M. E. Rice, eds. Wiley-Liss, New York, Chichester, Weinheim, Brisbane, Singapore, Toronto.

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Scientific Name Geophilus sp.
Location Nied, Frankfurt/Main, Germany
Specimen Condition Live Specimen
Source Image:Geophilus_fg01.JPG
Source Collection Wikimedia Commons
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Copyright © 2006 Fritz Geller-Grimm
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