Form limbs [Pantopoda], would thus consist of eight somites), but to have been gradually reduced.
In living Arachnids, excepting the Pantopoda, it is either fused (with loss of its appendages) with the prosoma (Limulus, 1 Scorpio), after embryonic appearance, or is 1 Pocock suggests that the area marked vii.
The Pantopoda stand in the same relation to Limulus and Scorpio that Cyamus holds to the thoracostracous Crustacea.
- One of the Nymphonomorphous Pantopoda, Nymphon hispidum, showing the seven pairs of appendages I to 7; ab, the rudimentary opisthosoma; s, the mouth-bearing proboscis.
The Pantopoda are divided into three orders, the characters of which are dependent on variation in the presence of the full number of legs.
- The Pantopoda are not known in the fossil condition.