Making sense of ‘lower’ and ‘upper’ stem‐group Euarthropoda, with comments on the strict use of the name Arthropoda von Siebold, 1848

  title={Making sense of ‘lower’ and ‘upper’ stem‐group Euarthropoda, with comments on the strict use of the name Arthropoda von Siebold, 1848},
  author={J. Ortega-Hern{\'a}ndez},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • J. Ortega-Hernández
  • Published 2016
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Biological Reviews
  • The ever-increasing number of studies that address the origin and evolution of Euarthropoda - whose extant representatives include chelicerates, myriapods, crustaceans and hexapods - are gradually reaching a consensus with regard to the overall phylogenetic relationships of some of the earliest representatives of this phylum. [...] Key Result Here, I review the convoluted terminology associated with the classification of stem-group Euarthropoda, and propose a synapomorphy-based distinction that allows 'lower…Expand Abstract
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