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The Arthropod Story Table of Contents   

Is Naraoia an arthropod?

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

Click on the magnifying glasses to look closer.

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

arthropod characters

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


Naraoia fossil photo by Chip Clark, Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution; Horseshoe crab photos by B.R. Speer