Links to Myriapoda & Onychophora resources:

CIM - Centre International de Myriapodologie/ International Society for Myriapodology
This website highlights the activities of the CIM. It hosts the annual Newsletter, upcoming and previous congresses, a list of members, and a bibliographical database of publications on Myriapoda and Onychophora.

This website aims to capture all described species of Diplopoda, Pauropoda and Symphyla, the associated literature, the authorities and original descriptions of species, genera and all units of higher classification. MilliBase also strives to add secondary citations from the taxonomic and systematic literature for all taxa, as well as important ecological and physiological works focusing on specific diplopod models.

ChiloBase 2.0
This website offers a consistent, updated taxonomic catalogue of the centipedes (Chilopoda) of the world. It is based on a nomenclator of all genus- and species-level names compiled after gathering, critically evaluating and integrating +5000 taxonomic works.

Onychophora Website
This website offers general information about velvet worms, their distribution and conservation, as well as a species checklist and bibliography.


Links to regional and thematic resources:

British Myriapod and Isopod Group (BMIG)
The BMIG website offers information on species of myriapods present in UK, identification keys, atlases, specimen collections, publications and more.

World Database of Littoral Myriapoda
A database of myriapods from the sea shore. It has a search engine, a photo gallery and a list of literature sources.

This is an open access web-application, featuring an interactive identification key for the geophilomorph centipedes of Europe (Chilopoda, Geophilomorpha).


Several resources on Azorean and Macaronesian biodiversity, including myriapods, are available online.

1. The new version of the Azores Bioportal database - O Portal da Biodiversidade dos Açores, currently at

2. The Mid Atlantic Islands Invertebrate Specialist Group IUCN page, with species assessments:

3. The IslandLAB webpage:

4. Azores Biota thematic collection at Pensoft's Biodiversity Data Journal:

The Japanese Society of Soil Zoology
The Japanese Society of Soil Zoology aims to foster the development of soil zoology and to disseminate knowledge among its members and the public. It publishes two issues of the journal Edaphologia per year.

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