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This is a millipede named Slink who belongs to Furry Scaly Man. We can always use more millipedes and centipedes. Got to get those tiny boots on the ground!

Centipedes do have poisonous front claws, but their claws are too small to bite through human skin. They have fewer legs and they move more quickly. Discover more science facts for kids:

Arthropleura 8.5 ft. long relative of centipedes and millipedes native to the Late Carboniferous (340 - 280 million years ago) of what is now northeastern North America and Scotland. It is the largest known land invertebrate of all time.

How well does your kids know about centipedes and millipedes? Test them by giving this free quiz here:

Myriopoda lithobus (Myriopoda - or Myriapoda - is a sub-phylum of Arthropoda^ containing the segmented critters: centipedes and millipedes)

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How to Tell the Difference Between a Centipede and a Millipede

Centipedes and millipedes tend to get grouped together, but they're quite different creatures. Though both are arthropods, that's where the similarities end. Here's how to tell which is which.