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  • n. Plural form of chelicera.


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  • Her jaws widened, and from between her lips her spider chelicerae emerged, two appendages ending in hollow points, each loaded with poison.

    The Gates

  • All members of this subphylum have chelicerae and pedipalps as their first and second prosomal appendages.


  • After reaching maturity, deutonymphs find a plant or soft substrate, embed their chelicerae and transform into another inactive stage, which emerges as an adult in a few days.


  • Larval mites have a short gnathosoma with stocky pedipalps on either side of paired chelicerae.


  • Continue reading "Chelifores, chelicerae, and invertebrate evolution" on Pharyngula

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  • However, a new report by Jager et al. suggests that that interpretation may be flawed, and that sea spider chelifores are actually homologous to the chelicerae of spiders.

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  • Chelifores, chelicerae, and invertebrate evolution - The Panda's Thumb

    Chelifores, chelicerae, and invertebrate evolution - The Panda's Thumb

  • In Codex Borbonicus 9 (Pl. 4, fig. 4) there is represented a stout-bodied form of spider with two sharply pointed chelicerae projecting from the conventionalized mouth.

    Animal Figures in the Maya Codices

  • Below the eyes are the two large chelicerae which carry teeth for biting prey.

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  • Those large and long jaws (or chelicerae) are typical of males of this species.



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