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Genus Cryptops

centipede - Cryptops hortensis Orange centipede - Cryptops hortensis Centipede - Cryptops Centipede - Cryptops leucopodus Geophilus? - Cryptops leucopodus Unknown Centipede - Cryptops hortensis Cryptops hortensis (Common Cryptops) - Cryptops hortensis Bark Centipede - Cryptops hortensis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Scolopendromorpha (Bark Centipedes)
Family Cryptopidae
Genus Cryptops
5 spp. (all in the nominate subgenus) recorded in our area, incl. 3 non-native (of which 2 based on single and/or questionable records from greenhouses in e. Canada)(1), ~180 spp. in 5 subgenera worldwide(2)(3)
much of the world(3); in our area, e.US (map)(1)