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  • noun Plural form of bristletail.


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  • Their most distinguishing feature is the tail arrangement; a three-pronged fork of antennae-like appendages; this earns them the name of "bristletails".

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  • He and his coworkers dropped wingless bristletails, thought to be ancestors of winged insects, from treetops and watched them control their descent with their tails.

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  • Nor did he consider the possibility that bristletails are secondarily flightless.

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  • Army ants (Neivamyrmex spp.) and primitive bristletails, and land snails are among the ecoregion’s large number of relict and unusual invertebrate species.

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