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Species Bothropolys multidentatus

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Lithobiomorpha (Stone Centipedes)
Family Lithobiidae
Genus Bothropolys
Species multidentatus (Bothropolys multidentatus)
Explanation of Names
Bothropolys multidentatus (Newport 1845)
multidentatus 'many-toothed', refers to the fact that this species has 7-9 teeth on each side of the prosternum, an unusually high number for lithobiomorphs
Size
15-30 mm
Identification
7-9 teeth on each side of the prosternum (the flat area on the underside of the head)
triangular projections on the sides of segments 4, 6, 7, 9, 11, and 13
about 20 antennal segments
coxal pores in multiple rows on the underside of the last 4 pairs of legs
one of only a few lithobiomorphs in eastern North America that regularly exceed 20 mm in length
Range
Throughout eastern North America
Habitat
In forested areas typically beneath rocks, logs, and other debris. Also beneath loose bark on the sides of tree trunks.
Food
Small invertebrates.