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Latzelia
Temporal range: Carboniferous
Latzelia
A restoration of Latzelia primordialis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Myriapoda
Class: Chilopoda
Order: Scutigeromorpha
Family: Latzeliidae
Genus: Latzelia
Scudder, 1890
Species: L. primordialis
Binomial name
Latzelia primordialis
Scudder, 1890

Latzelia is an extinct genus of centipedes, and the type and only genus of the family Latzeliidae. It existed during the Carboniferous in what is now Illinois (found in Mazon Creek fossil beds). It was described by Samuel Hubbard Scudder in 1890, and the type species, and only known species, is L. primordialis. The genus name honors Austrian zoologist Robert Latzel.

This centipede genus should not be confused with two invalid names applied to millipede genera: the first proposed Bollman in 1893 for a glomeridan species now in the genus Glomeridella, and the second by Verhoeff in 1895 for a genus of chordeumatidans now known as Verhoeffia.

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