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Arthropods also referred to as invertebrates are a member of the phylum Arthropoda within the kingdom of Animalia, they have a segmented body, jointed appendages  and a exoskeleton made up from chitin. Most known (described) animal species on Earth belong to the phylum of Arthropoda.

Some examples of Arthropoda are:

Only the class of trilobites is extinct nowadays, the remain classes are still well represented in modern days. The oldest classes of Arthropoda  date back to Cambrian period.


Protocallianassa faujasi, an arthropod from the upper-cretaceous of the Limburg region.


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