chelicerate chelicerate


  • (adj) of or relating to or resembling chelicerae


  • Extinct 'mega claw' creature had spider-like brain

    Scientists have discovered the earliest known complete nervous system exquisitely preserved in the fossilized remains of a never-before described creature that crawled or swam in the ocean 520 million years ago. The find solves a long-standing debate as to when the ancestors of chelicerates -- spiders and their kin -- made their first appearance and provides evidence that their biting mouthparts ...
    on October 16, 2013     Source: Science Daily

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