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  • proper noun A taxonomic subclass within the class Crinoidea — a number of crinoids, most of which have teeth.
  • proper noun A taxonomic suborder within the order Cyclostomatida.


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  • The term Articulata included not only Linnaeus's insects but a number of soft-skinned, apparently jointed, worm-like animals such as the leech and earthworm.

    Thomas Henry Huxley A Sketch Of His Life And Work Mitchell, P Chalmers 1900

  • For, as I have recently remarked in regard to the members of each great kingdom, such as the Vertebrata, Articulata, etc., we have distinct evidence in their embryological homologous and rudimentary structures that within each kingdom all the members are descended from a single progenitor.

    A Disclaimer for Behe? 2009

  • But the ‘Crustacea’ exhibit many peculiar features in common with insects, spiders, and centipedes, so that these are grouped into the still larger assemblage or “province” ‘Articulata’; and, finally, the relations which these have to worms and other lower animals, are expressed by combining the whole vast aggregate into the sub-kingdom of ‘Annulosa’.

    Essays 2007

  • He proposed to replace Cuvier's classification of the animal kingdom into the four large groups, Vertebrata, Mollusca, Articulata, and

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • Articulata -- being remarkably exemplified in the activities of the social insects such as the bee.

    Essays Towards a Theory of Knowledge Alexander Philip

  • There are crustaceans at the opposite ends of the series, which have hardly a character in common; yet the species at both ends, from being plainly allied to others, and these to others, and so onwards, can be recognised as unequivocally belonging to this, and to no other class of the Articulata.

    XIV. Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology-Embryology-Rudimentary Organs. Classification 1909

  • It must suffice for our purpose to bear in mind that an indefinite repetition of the same part or organ is the common characteristic, as Owen has remarked, of all low or little specialised forms; therefore the unknown progenitor of the Vertebrata probably possessed many vertebrae; the unknown progenitor of the Articulata, many segments; and the unknown progenitor of flowering plants, many leaves arranged in one or more spires.

    XIV. Mutual Affinities of Organic Beings: Morphology-Embryology-Rudimentary Organs. Morphology 1909

  • But these organs in the Articulata are so much diversified that Müller formerly made three main classes with seven subdivisions, besides a fourth main class of aggregated simple eyes.

    VI. Difficulties of the Theory. Organs of Extreme Perfection and Complication 1909

  • In the great class of the Articulata, we may start from an optic nerve simply coated with pigment, the latter sometimes forming a sort of pupil, but destitute of a lens or other optical contrivance.

    VI. Difficulties of the Theory. Organs of Extreme Perfection and Complication 1909

  • Articulata, the Mollusca, and the Radiata, and explained what was the archetype of each.

    Thomas Henry Huxley; A Sketch Of His Life And Work 1904


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