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PNAS reference is currently incomplete - not yet on website, but has been trailed by Scientific American news service so should be there in a day or two. seglea 04:08, 3 Mar 2004 (UTC)

Fix link. Tmesipt. 3.6.04.

Low-oxygen environments[edit]

In the BBC documentary Secrets of the Maya Underworld (part 3/5, time: 7'30'') it is said that remipedes are found only in "waters exceptionally low in oxygen". In the dicumentary which documents the Yuacatan cenotes it is said that the remipedes are the among the cave system's top predators "combing the water for shrimps and isopods". __meco (talk) 08:52, 22 July 2009 (UTC)

Remipedia "sister clade" to hexapods[edit]

I here reproduce 2 paragraphs of a science news that is perhaps relevant to Remipedia article. I am not a specialist, so I cannot judge if it is worth including or not:

Study finds surprising new branches on arthropod family tree - Duke University

A big surprise to tumble out of the new tree is that the closest living relatives of insects include a small and obscure group of creatures called remipedes that were only discovered in the late 1970s living in a watery cave in the Bahamas. With linear bodies like centipedes, simple legs and no eyes, it was thought that this small group -- now placed with cephalocarids in the newly-named Xenocarida or "strange shrimp" -- would be found at the base of the crustacean family tree.

Now, after analyzing 62 shared genetic sequences across all the arthropods, the researchers are putting the strange shrimp together with the six-legged insects, Hexapoda, to form a new group they dubbed Miracrustacea, or "surprising crustaceans." As a "sister clade" to hexapods, the Xenocarida likely represent the sort of creature that came onto land to start the spectacular flowering of the insect lineage, said Cliff Cunningham, a professor of biology at Duke who led the study. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Pmronchi (talkcontribs) 12:26, 15 February 2010 (UTC)

New information on the venom[edit]

http://networkedblogs.com/QiFba

this article shows new information on the venom of thee creatures and should be added to the wiki article

Vmaldia (talk) 01:02, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Just to add to the above, a similar report by the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24625424) describes this creature as "centipede-like". Can someone add a paragraph describing the similarities and differences between remipedes and centipedes? Norman21 (talk) 05:47, 23 October 2013 (UTC)