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Photo#477841
a third centipede - Theatops posticus

a third centipede - Theatops posticus
Jesse H. Jones Park and Nature Center, Harris County, Texas, USA
December 6, 2010

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Moved from Theatops.

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I'm pretty sure of order. Not many species (less than 30) but I don't know how to identify them. About half are in the guide.

Can you tell whether it has 21 or 23 pairs of legs?

 
I counted 21 pairs.
I counted 21 pairs.

 
Rules out one family
Scolopocryptopidae has 23 pairs of legs so it isn't that family. I think the terminal legs are too small for Cryptops. That still leaves a few genera.

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anyone able to id this centip
anyone able to id this centipede?

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