The PEDIGREE of
Phylum Arthropoda

 
     (Segmented bodies and jointed limbs, with Chitin exoskeleton); (clading of the arthropods is controversial; some place myriapods with Arachnomorpha to form Myriochelata (Paradoxopoda) clade; some place myriapods with Tetraconata to form Mandibulata clade; etc.)

 "Child(ren)":       Subphylum Myriapoda (Millipedes & Centipedes)   ;   Subphylum Arachnomorpha   ;   Subphylum Tetraconata   ;   Camptophyllia (extinct)   ;   Marrellomorpha (extinct)   ;   1200000 extant species altogether
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/-- (NN), a Nucleated Cell   +====> [ 53]
/-- Domain of Eukaryotes
/  \-- Pre-Mitochondrion Bacteria   +====> [ 50]
/-- Superempire Unikonta
/-- Empire of Opisthokonts (Fungi & Animals)
/-- Superkingdom Holozoa
/-- Kingdom of Animals
/-- Subkingdom of Metazoa (Multicellular Animals)
/-- Superbranch Eumetazoa
/-- Superphylum Planulozoa
/-- Clade of Bilateria and Placozoa
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Branch Bilateria
/-- Infrakingdom (Grade) of Coelomates  (570 M BC)
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Subgrade of Protostomia
/   | or: Clade Nephrozoa
/-- Superphylum Ecdysozoa (Arthropods, Roundworms, etc.)
/-- Supraphylum Panarthropoda
/  
- Phylum Arthropoda
 

 
  (poss.) ``Grandchildren:''       Class Chilopoda (Centipedes)   ;   Class Diplopoda (Millipedes)   ;   Infraphylum Chelicerata (Arachnids & Horseshoe Crabs)   ;   Infraphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)   ;   Epiclass Hexapoda
 

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