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Species Theatops posticus

a third centipede - Theatops posticus Theatops sp. - Theatops posticus Theatops posticus Centipede - Theatops posticus Slate Creek Chilopoda - Theatops posticus Theatops sp. - Theatops posticus Centipede with young - Theatops posticus - female Smooth-tailed Forceps Centipede (T. posticus) - Theatops posticus
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Myriapoda (Myriapods)
Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)
Order Scolopendromorpha (Bark Centipedes)
Family Plutoniumidae
Genus Theatops
Species posticus (Theatops posticus)
Identification
Cryptopidae: ocelli absent; 21 pairs of legs & pedal segments. Theatops: caudal legs enlarged, heavily sclerotized, forcipulate; ultimate segment longer than any of the others.
Range
se. US + sw. US (AZ and parts of adjacent states); Mexico (map)(1); the more widespread of the 2 spp. occurring east of the Mississippi River