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Arthropoda

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra

Arthropods have a chitenous exoskeleton and paired jointed appendages (e.g. legs). 

Classification

From Grimaldi and Engel (2005).

# Marellomorpha

An extinct group of marine arthropods known from the Cambrian to the Devonian.

 

Arachnomorpha

 
 

# Trilobita (trilobites)

 

Cheliceriformes

 
   

# Sidneyiida

 
   

# Emeraldellida

 
   

# Sanctacarida

 
   

Chelicerata

 
     

Pycnogonida (sea spiders)

 

 
     

# Aglaspidida

 
     

Euchelicerata

 
       

Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs)

 

 
       

# Eurypterida (sea scorpions)

 

 
       

Arachnida

 

Mandibulata

 

 
 

Crustaceomorpha

 

 
   

Martinssonia and others

 

 
   

Crustacea (crabs, lobsters, 'wood lice', shrimps, prawns, etc.)

 

 
 

Atelocerata (= Tracheata)

 

 
   

Myriapoda (millipedes, centipedes and others)

 

Probably Ommatoiulus moreleti the introduced millipede common in Cape Town gardens.
   

Panhexapoda

 

 
     

# Devonohexapodus and others

 

 
     

Hexapoda (mainly insects)

 

 

Publications

  • Grimaldi, D. and Engel, M.S. 2005. Evolution of the Insects. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, New York.

 

Arthropoda

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