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  • proper noun A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Protostomia — the arthropods.


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From Ancient Greek ἄρθρον (arthron, "joint") + πούς (pous, "foot") or ποδός (podos, "foot").


  • The other group or Phylum of animals with which we will be particularly concerned is known as the Arthropoda, which means "jointed-feet" and includes the crayfish, crabs, spiders, mites, ticks and insects.

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  • Considering that the Mollusca is the 2nd most speciose phylum, after the Arthropoda, one would think that there would be proportionately more information about them on the Information Highway.

    Where are all the malacologists?

  • But before noses turn up at the Hornes' choice of post-dinner snack, it's worth mentioning that the cicada comes from the Arthropoda group of creatures along with lobster, shrimp, crayfish and crab.

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  • Arthropoda for 150 years were believed to originate from Annelida, but now they are derived from Nematoda.

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  • This text, for example, lists Tardigrada (water bears) as a class within the subphylum of Arachnida in the phylum Arthropoda - as opposed to the current classification of Tardigrades in their own phylum.

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  • Each topic is made up of dozens of sub-articles, so Zoology, for example, includes articles about Arthropoda and Crustacea.

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  • Crustaceans are invertebrates belonging to the phylum Arthropoda and include such familiar groups as barnacles, crabs, crayfish, lobster, water fleas and pill bugs.


  • Some authors consider them to be a subphylum of the Arthropoda.

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  • The site includes spiders (phylum Arthropoda, class Arachnida), isopods (e.g., pill bugs; phylum Arthropoda, class Crustacea), and insects (phylum Arthropoda, class Insecta); bugs are actually a specific order of insect (hemipterans - true bugs), so even most insects can't technically be called bugs.

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  • Mr. Jackson, in your next film, we beg you, earnestly beg you, do not include a single member of the superphylum Arthropoda.

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