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Genus Schendyla

Soil Centipede? - Schendyla nemorensis Unidentified Centipede - Schendyla nemorensis Centipede - Schendyla nemorensis Soil Centipedes - Schendyla nemorensis Strigamia chionophila - Schendyla nemorensis Soil Centipede - Schendyla nemorensis Soil Centipede - Schendyla nemorensis S W O L L E N   B U T T   L E G S - Schendyla nemorensis
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Geophilomorpha (Soil Centipedes)
Family Schendylidae
Genus Schendyla
Explanation of Names
Schendyla Bergsøe & Meinert 1866
Numbers
Only one common species in eastern North America, which appears to have a Holarctic range; ~30 spp. total(1)
Identification
Schendyla can be distinguished from the other Schendylid genus in North America, Escaryus, by its lack of tarsal claws.
Range
Holarctic.
Habitat
In soil. Often overlooked due to its small size.
Food
Small invertebrates.