Babcock, Loren E. Department of Geological Sciences, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
Last reviewed:January 2021
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A suborder (xiphosurids, or horseshoe crabs) of the order Xiphosura (phylum Arthropoda). Horseshoe crabs are members of the suborder Xiphosurida. These “sword-tailed” arthropods are a classic example of a “living fossils” group that has seemingly changed little over a period of many millions of years. See also: Living fossils
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