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A tergum (Latin for "the back"; plural terga, associated adjective tergal) is the dorsal ('upper') portion of an arthropod segment other than the head. [1]

9 relations: Arthropod, Crustacean, Kinorhyncha, Notum, Polydesmida, Sclerite, Scutellum (insect anatomy), Sternum (arthropod anatomy), Thorax (insect anatomy).


An arthropod (from Greek ἄρθρον arthron, "joint" and πούς pous, "foot") is an invertebrate animal having an exoskeleton (external skeleton), a segmented body, and paired jointed appendages.

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Crustaceans (Crustacea) form a large, diverse arthropod taxon which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, and barnacles.

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Kinorhyncha (I move, ῥύγχος "snout") is a phylum of small (1 mm or less) marine invertebrates that are widespread in mud or sand at all depths as part of the meiobenthos.

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The notum (plural nota) is the dorsal portion of an insect's thoracic segment, or the dorsal surface of the body of nudibranch gastropods.

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Polydesmida (from the Greek poly "many" and desmos "bond") is the largest order of millipedes, containing approximately 3,500 species, including all the millipedes reported to produce hydrogen cyanide (HCN).

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A sclerite (Greek σκληρός, sklēros, meaning "hard") is a hardened body part.

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Scutellum (insect anatomy)

The scutellum is the posterior portion of either the mesonotum or the metanotum of an insect thorax; however, it is used almost exclusively in the former context, as the metanotum is rather reduced in most insect groups.

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Sternum (arthropod anatomy)

The sternum (pl. "sterna") is the ventral portion of a segment of an arthropod thorax or abdomen.

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Thorax (insect anatomy)

The thorax is the midsection (tagma) of the insect body.

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Paranota, TERGAL, Terga, Tergal, Tergite, Tergites.


[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tergum

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