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Merostomata

The Merostomata are a class within the Arthropods. This includes the now-extinct sea scorpions and horseshoe crabs. Fossil representatives are known from the Ordovician period, but the group was probably already present in the Cambrian period.

The horseshoe crab Mesolimulus from the Jurassic of Bayern, Germany

 

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