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Cabeza Prieta Natural History Association
Sonoran Desert Arthropods
Scolopendra polymorpha (Common desert centipede)



No Photo available for Scolopendra polymorpha arthropod number 2016

(Common desert centipede)
Habitat: Southern U.S.,Mexico,C. America
Food Habits: insects, lizards, rodents
Active Period: nocturnal
Size: large
Number of Legs: many
Leg Characteristics: one pair per segment
Brown and tan,catch prey by chasing it down
bite may be painful but is not dangerous

Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Uniramia
Class Chilopoda
Order Scolopendromorpha
Family Scolopendridae
Genus Scolopendra
species polymorpha





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