Taxon profile


Chelicerata Heymons, 1901

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods


Limulus polyphemus - Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

Limulus polyphemus - Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

Author: Jiří Novák

Acanthoscurria geniculata - Brazilian White Knee

Acanthoscurria geniculata - Brazilian White Knee, female

Author: Jaroslav Polák

Functions restricted to taxon Chelicerata

Important groups

Scorpiones - scorpions, Pseudoscorpionida - pseudoscorpions, Opiliones - daddy long-legs, Acari - mites and ticks, Uropygi, Araneae - spiders

Included taxa

Number of records: 10

class Arachnida Lamarck, 1801 - arachnids
class Merostomata Woodward, 1866
class Pycnogonida Latreille, 1810 - Sea spiders

Fossil taxa

class Yunnanata
order Habeliida Aria & Caron, 2017 inc.sed.
family Offacolidae Sutton, Briggs, Siveter, Siveter & Orr, 2002
genus Houia Selden, Lamsdell & Qi, 2015 inc.sed.
genus Mollisonia Walcott, 1912 inc.sed.
genus Thelxiope Simonetta & Delle Cave, 1975 inc.sed.
genus Winneshiekia Lamsdell et al., 2015 inc.sed.

Links and literature

EN The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [11905094]

Rees, T. (compiler): The Interim Register of Marine and Nonmarine Genera [] [as Chelicerata Heymons, 1901]
Data retrieved on: 11 February 2020
CZ Hudec K., Kolibáč J., Laštůvka Z., Peňáz M. a kol. (2007): Příroda České republiky: průvodce faunou, Academia [as Chelicerata]

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Names (not confirmed) - 2


extinct taxon

inc.sed. incertae sedis - uncertain placement within this taxon