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Temporal range: Cambrian
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
(unranked): Panarthropoda
Phylum: "Lobopodia"
Order: Scleronychophora
Huo and Bergström 1995

The Scleronychophora or armoured lobopods are a group of lobopodians (such as the hallucigeniids and microdictyiids) that bear a robust dorsal armature of paired plates.[1]


  1. ^ Budd, G. (2001). "Tardigrades as 'Stem-Group Arthropods': The Evidence from the Cambrian Fauna". Zoologischer Anzeiger. 240 (3–4): 265–279. doi:10.1078/0044-5231-00034. ISSN 0044-5231.