poecilopoda definition

  • noun-plural:
    • Originally, an artificial group including many parasitic Entomostraca, alongside the horseshoe crabs (Limuloidea).
    • By some present article writers put on the Merostomata.
  • others:
    • In Latreille's system of classification, the 2nd purchase of their Entomostraca, split into two households, Xiphosura and Siphonosloma.
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