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Limulus

Limulus

(Science: zoology) The only existing genus of merostomata. It includes only a few species from the East Indies, and one (limulus polyphemus) from the atlantic coast of North America.

Synonym: Molucca crab, king crab, horseshoe crab, and horsefoot.


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Bluish blood found in Horse Shoe Crab, Limulus polyphemus or Atlantic horseshoe crab

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by aloksarak
Wed Sep 26, 2012 6:51 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Blue Blood For A Science Project
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the youngest known species

... that in this group of orgs. are probably the oldest species of this old earth, but they are not animals. Thanks for informations about lingula and limulus. There can be really a lot of so living fossils from orders of invertebrates which have lived on the face of this planet for 500 million years. ...

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by pedro21101
Tue Oct 04, 2005 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: the youngest known species
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the youngest known species

... side of things, the brachiopod Lingula is probably the oldest, having existed nearly unchanged for over 500 million years, and the horseshoe crab (limulus) has been on the planet for several hundred million years, too. Since the average "lifespan" of a species is only a few million years, having ...

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by Winter
Thu Sep 29, 2005 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: the youngest known species
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