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Modern Forms



Order  Common name

Araneae
 Spiders

 Scorpiones
 Scorpions

 Acarina
 Mites and ticks

 Amblypygi
Tailess whip scorpions

 Opiliones
Harvestmen and daddy longlegs

 Palpigradi
Microwhip scorpions

 Pseudoscorpionida
 Pseudoscorpions

 Ricinulei
Ricinuleids, hooked tickspiders

 Schizomida
 "Split-middle" whip scorpions

 Solifugae
 Sun spiders, camel spiders

 Thelyphonida
 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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