Chilopod coxal organs: morphological considerations with reference to function
Article first published online: 23 MAR 2009
Journal of Zoology
Volume 223, Issue 3, pages 379–393, March 1991
How to Cite
Littlewood, H. (1991), Chilopod coxal organs: morphological considerations with reference to function. Journal of Zoology, 223: 379–393. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-7998.1991.tb04772.x
- Issue published online: 23 MAR 2009
- Article first published online: 23 MAR 2009
- Accepted 28 February 1990
A comparative account of the morphology of chilopod coxal organs is given with special reference to their possible function.
Allometric relationships which exist between the size of the centipede and the number of coxal pores and organs are discussed in the context of size-dependent physiological constraints which may affect the function of the coxal organs.