Fossils & Minerals:  Arthropods
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthtropoda

Arthropods (jointed foot animals) possess a bilaterally symmetrical, segmented body and appendages, covered by a jointed chitinous exoskeleton, which provides both support and protection for muscles and organs. Living arthropods include: insects, spiders, scorpions, ticks, crabs, lobsters, shrimp, barnacles, ostracods, centipedes and millipedes. Extinct arthropod groups include the eurypterids and trilobites. Arthropods are the most abundant and successful of all animal life forms, having adapted to a large variety of ecological niches by crawling, burrowing, swimming or flying.

Arthropod Forms

 - Trilobites

  

Vertebrates
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 - Reptiles & Amphibians
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Invertebrates
 - Mollusks
 - Echinoderms
 - Arthropods

 - Plants & Amber

 - Minerals
 - Meteorites
 - Geology

   

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