The Myriapoda is a group comprising 4 classes of arthropods (Chilopoda, Symphyla, Pauropoda and Diplopoda).
All myriapods possess:
Centipedes are elongate arthropods with one pair of legs per segment. Discover more about the Museum's centipede collection here.
Find out more about the Museum's collection of these translucent arthropods.
Pauropods are minute (they measure between 0.5 to 2mm), and resemble pale white or brown miniature centipedes. Learn more about the Museum's Pauropod collection.
Diplopoda are otherwise known as Millipedes. However they do not have 1000 legs, as their name suggests.