Chelicerata Vs. Crustacea

The horseshoe crab, scientific name Limulus polyphemus (Linnaeus, 1758), is part of the chelicerata subphylum not the crustacea. There is a species of this amongst the crustacean the collection here at the Manchester Museum, which is what lead me to research more into this subphylum. Differences which set chelicerata apart from crustaceans include chelicerata having…

The process of updating nomenclature

When updating the nomenclature of specimens at the museum, I must read many articles and check catalogues and checklists to find the correct combination of genus and species, as well as the higher classification of each specimen. There are many ‘easy’ specimens, which are listed in many checklists and I can be sure they are…