Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Arthropods 101: What makes arthropods special?

Hi there bug lovers and welcome to today's show! We're beginning a new venture here on Arthro-Pod that focuses on our namesake phylum, Arthropoda! If you listen to these episodes you will gain a greater understanding of what makes an arthropod an arthropod, how we differentiate something like a lobster from a butterfly, and why we must understand this large group of animals!

Today's show features Michael Skvarla and we chat about the defining traits of arthropods, what a phylum is, and how arthropods have become so successful! Tune in!

One big happy phylum!
Photos by Jim Kalisch; UNL Entomology

Show notes

The phylogeny of arthropods
Things other than basketball can have brackets!
From Regeir et al 2010

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