Proturan

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Protura
Scientific classification
Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Arthropoda
Subphylum:Hexapoda
Order:Protura
Families

Acerentomidae
Eosentomidae
Protentomidae

Proturans (Order Protura) are one of the three hexapod groups that are no longer considered insects (along with Collembola and Diplura). These are minute, whitish, entognathous animals less than 1.5 mm in length. Proturans lack both eyes and antennae. Because they lack antennae they are often seen with their fore-legs held up as tactile organs.

References

  • NCBI (http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/)
  • ITIS (http://www.itis.usda.gov) and USDA (Taxonomic Serial No: 99210)

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