Two Phyla of Likely Arthropod Relatives: Tardigrada and Onychophora

Chuck Lydeard, University of Alabama Department of Biological Sciences

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This web page features lecture notes from an Invertebrate Zoology course. The notes discuss two phyla that are closely related to arthropods: Tardigrada and Onychophora. The lecture begins with an introduction to the phyla in general, and then offers details about each group.

Subject: Biology, Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology
Resource Type: Course Information:Course Site:Course Notes
Grade Level: College Upper (15-16), College Lower (13-14)
Topics: Biosphere:Evolution, Diversity, Microbiology, EcologyKeywords: water bear, tardigrade, onychophore