[Taxacom] Are nematodes just little wormy crustacean descendants?

Kenneth Kinman kinman at hotmail.com
Thu Dec 17 19:30:49 CST 2015

Dear All,                            Back in 2004 there was an article with the following conclusion:  "Donoghue thinks this suggests that nematodes lost their ancestral segmentation and evolved a smooth body plan, not vice versa."              http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3393543.stm       My question is whether any further research has since shown this to be true, that nematodes (and various other Ecdysozoan phyla) evolved from Arthropoda by the loss of segmentation and various other arthropod characteristics.  In other words, are Ecydysozoa and Panarthropoda actually synonyms?       Anyway, this is what I named "de-arthropodization" back in May 2003 ( mailman.nhm.ku.edu/pipermail/taxacom/2003-May/042869.html ).    http://mailman.nhm.ku.edu/pipermail/taxacom/2003-May/042869.html  

More information about the Taxacom mailing list