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arthropod

any invertebrate of the phylum Arthropoda, having jointed limbs, a segmented body, and an exoskeleton made of chitin. The group includes the crustaceans, insects, arachnids, and centipedes

arthropod

[′arth·rō‚päd]
(invertebrate zoology)
Any invertebrate (of the phylum Arthropoda) with a hard exoskeleton, segmented body, and jointed legs (for example, insects, arachnids, myriapods, and crustaceans).
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fulgens switches to arthropod foraging to avoid the 0onsequences of competition.
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Little is known about ectoparasites and arthropods associated with lark sparrows (Chondestes grammacus) and their nests.
This narrow range of CT values shows consistency in arthropod disruption and RNA extraction, with the variation noted likely a reflection of the differences in size and weight of the individual midges.
They speculated these shifts may be driven by seasonal changes in arthropod abundance in gaps.
This study therefore compared the relative abundance distributions of arthropod families and functional feeding groups.
The results of the surveyare being published in a series of books called Arthropod Fauna of the UAE.
Following the tutorial, students are able to practice what they have learned by identifying unknown arthropod specimens.
It turns out that Hurdia had a huge three-part carapace projecting from the front of its head, unlike anything seen in other fossils or living arthropods.
Nepenthes pitcher plants are typically carnivorous, producing pitchers with varying combinations of epicuticular wax crystals, viscoelastic fluids and slippery peristomes to trap arthropod prey, especially ants.