Japygidae

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Japygidae
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Order: Diplura
Family: Japygidae
Haliday, 1864
Subfamilies
  • Evalljapyginae Silvestri, 1948
  • Gigasjapyginae Chou, 1984
  • Heterojapyginae Womersley, 1939
  • Japyginae Haliday, 1864
  • Indjapyginae Womersley, 1939
  • Japygellinae Somersley, 1939
  • Provalljapyginae Smith, 1959
Synonyms

Iapygidae

The japygids (family Japygidae) are a taxon of hexapods, of the order Diplura. In this family, the paired cerci at the end of their abdomens are pincer-like (superficially similar to the unrelated earwigs) and are used to catch their tiny prey. Seventy genera are recognised, divided among seven subfamilies.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alberto Sandra, ed. (2006). "Diplura Family Listing". Biology Catalog. Texas A&M University. Retrieved July 27, 2010.