- n. Plural form of arthropod.
“The crustaceans are members of the large animal group known as arthropods, and are relatives of the insects.”
“We have seen that the arthropods were the first of all animals to conquer the realm of the air, the earliest insects appearing in the Ordovician.”
“Any way you look at it -- by sheer weight, species diversity or population -- the hard-shelled, joint-legged creepy crawlies called arthropods dominate planet Earth.”
“Bruce Runnegar: We know that flies that belong to a group of organisms known as arthropods have segments.”
“From fossil tracks found in Ontario, Canada, researchers know that a group of insect-like creatures called arthropods were crawling on sand dunes around this time.”
“Humans were not around, and the relative populations of various groups of organisms (such as arthropods vs. vertebrates) were substantially different.”
“The authors base this claim on the well known fact several groups of multicellular animals, for example, bdelloid rotifers, tardigrades, nematodes and arthropods, have representatives that can survive extreme desiccation for long periods.”
“The associated fauna include the snails Assiminea succinea, 2 species of Truncatella, small ellobiids and also small isopods, amphipods and a few other tiny arthropods.”
“It was wrecked and inoperable, and a large population of bipedal arthropods was rescued from starvation inside it.”
“In the novel version a boy struggles to survive on a world in which insects -- arthropods; spiders are a particular threat -- and plants have grown to giant size.”
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