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  • n. Plural form of chelicerate.


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  • The four pairs of walking legs of chelicerates lack extensor muscles, but possess flexor muscles.


  • Also, they are chelicerates rather than true crabs so you really need to follow a different family tree and you might find a spider or scorpion somewhere that you could follow the mitochindria back to something similar.

    The Discovery Institute and publications - The Panda's Thumb

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