Introduction to the Cheliceramorpha

The Cheliceramorpha includes spiders and scorpions, mites and ticks, horseshoe crabs, daddy-longlegs, and extinct "sea-scorpions", to name a few. It is the second most prominent order of terrestrial arthropods, after the uniramians. Most of its marine representatives are extinct, but were prominent in the Paleozoic and included some fearsome predators.

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