Morphology of locomotor appendages in Arachnida: evolutionary trends and phylogenetic implications

  title={Morphology of locomotor appendages in Arachnida: evolutionary trends and phylogenetic implications},
  author={J. Shultz},
  journal={Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society},
  • J. Shultz
  • Published 1989
  • Biology
  • Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society
  • The morphological diversity of locomotor appendages in Arachnida is surveyed lo reconstruct phylogenetic relationships and discover evolutionary trends in form and function. The appendicular skeleton and musculature of representatives from the ten living arachnid orders ate described, and a system of homology is proposed. Character polarities are established through comparison with an outgroup. Limulus polyphemus Xiphosura). Cladistic analysis suggests that Arachnida is monophyletic and that… CONTINUE READING
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