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Modern Forms

Order  Common name



 Mites and ticks

Tailess whip scorpions

Harvestmen and daddy longlegs

Microwhip scorpions


Ricinuleids, hooked tickspiders

 "Split-middle" whip scorpions

 Sun spiders, camel spiders

 Whip scorpions

Click on the links in the table above to see more information about the extant arachnid orders.

More information about extinct arachnids can be seen in the Fossil record



Author: Ceri-Wyn Thomas

Last updated: 22.11.05
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