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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Order: Diplura
Superfamily: Projapygoidea
Family: Anajapygidae
Bagnall, 1918

The Anajapygidae are a small family of diplurans. They can be distinguished by their relatively short, stout cerci, which discharge abdominal secretions.[1] Unlike most diplurans, which are largely predatory, these are scavengers.


The family Anajapygidae contains two genera, with eight recognized species:[2]


  1. ^ Chinery, Michael (1986). Collins Guide to the Insects of Britain and Western Europe. London: Collins. ISBN 978-0-00-219170-8. 
  2. ^ Sendra, Alberto, ed. Anajapygidae Species Listing. Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University, 2007. Retrieved on July 27, 2010.