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The Arthropoda: Habits, Functional Morphology and Evolution

  title={The Arthropoda: Habits, Functional Morphology and Evolution},
  author={Joel Walker Hedgpeth and Sidnie Milana Manton},

Trace fossils and regional significance of a Middle Devonian (Givetian) disconformity in southwestern Ontario

The Hungry Hollow Formation on the southeastern margin of the Michigan Basin is interpreted as a composite stratigraphic unit representing the lateral equivalents of two depositional cycles in the

On springtails (Hexapoda: Collembola): a morphofunctional study of the jumping apparatus

The comparative morphological study proved informative, and shows how springtail jumping involves mechanisms unique to this taxon, and establishes itself as a model option for future morphofunctional studies on springtail’s jumping.

Active and passive mechanics for rough terrain traversal in centipedes

The results suggest these animals negotiate limb-substrate interactions and navigate complex terrains, by offloading complex control and leveraging the innate flexibility of their limbs.

The ultimate legs of Chilopoda (Myriapoda): a review on their morphological disparity and functional variability

It is proposed that studying centipede ultimate legs is not only essential in itself for filling gaps of knowledge in descriptive morphology, but also provides an opportunity to explore diverse pathways of leg transformations within Myriapoda.


The experimental results suggest that archaeognathans produced the fossil body imprints, as well as trackways exhibiting opposite symmetry, but cannot rule out thysanurans for trackway exhibiting alternate symmetry, and that the named ichnotaxa are likely derived from a single biological taxon.

Study of the external morphology of Leptodora kindtii Focke, 1844 (Crustacea: Branchiopoda: Haplopoda), with notes on its relation to Cladocera and on conspecificity of populations of the species over the Eurasian range

The morphology of the species was not studied properly and the previous data might be incorrect and inconsistent, which obstructed proper understanding of its phylogeny, taxonomic position, and habits, according to analysis of the literature and personal investigation of material on the species.

Phylogeny of Higher Taxa in Insecta: Finding Synapomorphies in the Extant Fauna and Separating Them from Homoplasies

The interpretations of higher phylogenies and evolutionary processes in Hexapoda are critically compared with those based on the evolution of organ systems, by using the groundplan method.

The Machaeridian Lepidocoleus Sarlei Clarke, 1896, from the Rochester Shale (Silurian) of New York State

Eight new specimens and the holotype of Lepidocoleus sarlei Clarke, 1896 from Lagersta¨tten deposits within the Rochester Shale (Silurian, Wenlock) of New York are described to elucidate the

Invertebrate paraxial locomotory appendages: design, deformation and control.

  • R. Wootton
  • Biology, Engineering
    The Journal of experimental biology
  • 1999
Wing models modelled as thin shells with flexible hinge-lines are used to investigate how transverse distal flexion, essential for controlling the angle of attack in the upstroke, is remotely controlled by the indirect flight muscles.

Arthropod Relationships

  • The Systematics Association Special Volume Series
  • 1998