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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Family Cryptopidae

Centipede - Cryptops leucopodus Crytops - Cryptops hortensis Little Centipede Scolopendromorpha? - Cryptops hortensis Centipede - Cryptops hortensis Unknown Centipede - Cryptops hortensis Unknown Centipede - Cryptops hortensis Cryptops hortensis (Common Cryptops) - Cryptops hortensis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Scolopendromorpha (Bark Centipedes)
Family Cryptopidae
2 subfamilies (Cryptopinae being by far the largest), with 8-9 spp. in 2 genera in our area(1) and ~190 spp. in 6 genera worldwide(2)(3)
Note (per Rowland Shelley): the subfamily Plutoniuminae containing the genera Plutonium and Theatops, previously in family Cryptopidae, has been elevated to family level - Plutoniumidae. There are no longer any subfamilies in Cryptopidae.