The evolution of arthropod limbs

  title={The evolution of arthropod limbs},
  author={Geoffrey Allan Boxshall},
  journal={Biological Reviews},
  • G. Boxshall
  • Published 1 May 2004
  • Biology
  • Biological Reviews
Limb morphology across the arthropods is reviewed using external morphological and internal anatomical data from both recent and fossil arthropods. Evolutionary trends in limb structure are identified primarily by reference to the more rigorous of the many existing phylogenetic schemes, but no major new phylogenetic inferences are presented. Tagmosis patterns are not considered, although the origins and patterns of heteronomy within the postantennulary limb series are analysed. 
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