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Is Hallucigenia an arthropod?

Take a good look at the fossil and reconstruction of Hallucigenia. Then compare what you see to the arthropod checklist below.

Click on the magnifying glasses to look closer.

Does it look like Hallucigenia inherited all of the characters of an arthropod?

arthropod characters

Based on the available evidence, is Hallucigenia part of the arthropod lineage?
Yes    No


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Hallucigenia

 

Hallucigenia fossil photo by Chip Clark, Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution