Entognatha General Characters (Phylum: Arthropoda, Sub-phylum: Hexapoda)

General characters of Entognatha

Protura an Entognatha (source wikipedia)

Systematic Position:

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub-kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super-phylum: Ecdysosoa
Phylum: Arthropoda
Sub-phylum: Hexapoda
Class 2 : Entognatha

General characters of Entognatha

Ø  A very small group of hexapods

Ø  Similar to class insecta

Ø  Differs from class Insecta in the following features:

Ø  Wings absent, hence no flying capacity

Ø  Mouth parts are entognathous (mouth parts enveloped), hence the name

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