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Flat Backed Millipede

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Flat-backed millipede (not centipede) from Borneo, from the order Polydesmida:

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Again I believe you have a flat-backed millipede (order Polydesmida See these similar images from Sabah:,, Unfortunately there are no Scientific names on those. Please continue your search to get the scientific name of the species.

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Well if the name being used for the red Borneo "centipede" is correct, then no, because a centipede (arthropod class Chilopoda) is different from a millipede (arthropod class Diplopoda). Centipedes have one pair of legs per body segment and millipedes have two pairs of legs per segment (after the first few segments). There are of course other differences. Some of the images on the web labeled "red Borneo centipede" look more like millipedes than centipedes to me. If you can find the scientific name rather than the common name your search may yield better results.

KhairinSaili 7 years ago

it is the same with red borneo centipede??

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 7 years ago

Hello. This spotting is accidentally listed as a reptile. It is an arthropod, specifically a millipede, maybe a member of the order Polydesmida or "flat-backed millipedes".

SusanEllison 7 years ago


Sabah, Malaysia

Lat: 5.26, Long: 116.33

Spotted on Aug 8, 2011
Submitted on Aug 8, 2011

Spotted for mission

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