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Class Pauropoda - Pauropodans

Pauropod Juvenile Pauropod Deltopauropus sp. - Deltopauropus Decapauropus sp. - Decapauropus Pauropus sp. - Pauropus Polypauropus duboscqi var. inflasetus - Polypauropus Pauropus huxleyi - Pauropus Pauropus huxleyi - Pauropus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Pauropoda (Pauropodans)
Other Common Names
Dwarf Millipedes, Pauropodans, Progoneates, Smallfooted Centipedes
Explanation of Names
Pauropoda Lubbock 1868
'having few legs'
Numbers
worldwide, ~840 spp. in 46 genera of 12 families(1)
Identification
All adults have three-pronged antennae and 8-11 pairs of legs.(2)

Hatchlings begin life with 3 pairs of legs.(2)
Pauropods are eyeless(2)
Remarks
Discovered in 1860 by Sir John Lubbock in England.(2)
Print References
(3)
Works Cited
1.Class Chilopoda, class Symphyla and class Pauropoda. In: Zhang Z.-Q. (ed.) Animal biodiversity: An outline...
Minelli A. 2011. Zootaxa 3148: 157–158.
2.Hidden Company that Trees Keep: Life from Treetops to Root Tips
James B. Nardi. 2023. Princeton University Press.
3.A reclassification of the Pauropoda (Myriapoda)
Ulf Scheller. 2008. International Journal of Myriapodology, VOl. 1, pp. 1-38.