from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology, a name variously applied. ,
  • An order of the Crinoidea which includes all recent and later fossil forms of this class, characterized by having the mouth and food-grooves exposed or suprategminal and the lower brachial plates incorporated into the calyx.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) One of the four subkingdoms in the classification of Cuvier. It has been much modified by later writers.
  • noun plural One of the subdivisions of the Brachiopoda, including those that have the shells united by a hinge.
  • noun plural A subdivision of the Crinoidea.


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  • They are of Cuvier's order of animal life, known as the articulata, or animals whose bodies consist of a series of moveable joints.

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  • Other mountain shrubs are carob Ceratonia siliqua, Tetraclinis articulata (R) and Cistus salvifolius.

    Ichkeul National Park, Tunisia

  • Shrub species are beginning to show more frequently including Discaria longispina, Baccharis articulata (carquejilla), Geoffroea decorticans (chañar), Prosopis caldenia (caldén) and others.

    Semi-arid Pampas

  • At these higher altitudes a lush cloud forest exists, including Juniperus procera, usually festooned with the lichen Usnea articulata, the woody shrub Euryops arabicus and Lavandular on the north facing slopes.

    Southwestern Arabian montane woodlands

  • The Malta islands host one of two European relict populations of the North African endemic conifer Tetraclinis articulata.

    Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • Epiphytic vegetation is abundant and very varied, with several species exclusive to this formation, such as the ferns Hymenodium crinitum and Oleandra articulata and the angiosperms Columnea tincta and Psychotria pendula.

    Cuban moist forests

  • The ecoregion includes an important number of relict species including Quercus macrolepis, Pinus dalmatica, Platanus orientalis, Alnus cordata, Tetraclinis articulata, Thymus capitatus, and Styrax officinalis.

    Tyrrhenian-Adriatic sclerophyllous and mixed forests

  • Large wadis areas radiate from the southwestern slopes supporting tree species such as the doum palm (Hyphaene thebaica), Salvadora persica, Tamarix articulata, Acacia nilotica adstringens and Acacia albida, and other tropical herbs in the genera Abutilon, Hibiscus, Rhynchosia and Tephrosia.

    Tibesti-Jebel Uweinat montane xeric woodlands

  • The pan has a fringe of halophytic vegetation consisting principally of Sporobolus spicatus, Odyssea paucinervis, and the small shrub Suaeda articulata.

    Etosha Pan halophytics

  • S. articulata is common in the brackish, low-lying areas fringing the pan and is also found clinging to hummocks on the pan itself.

    Etosha Pan halophytics


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