Common name: Centipedes
Class: Chilopoda
Ecological niche: Predators
Distinguishing characteristics: Bodies are divided into two
regions: a head and a long, many-segmented trunk.  The
first segment of the trunk bears a pair of poison jaws
(maxillipeds).  Each of the remaining trunk segments
(usually 15 or more) contains a pair of walking legs.

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