Distant, A Naturalist in the Transvaal (1892), and Insecta transvaaliensia (1900 seq.); M.
Classes: Arachnida, Insecta (including Sub-Classes M y riapoda, Hexapoda), Crustacea (including Sub-Classes Entomostraca, Malacostraca), Epizoa (Epizootic Crustacea), Annellata (Chaeto p ods and Leeches), Cirripedia.
The Insecta of Linnaeus was a group exactly equivalent to the Arthropoda founded a hundred years later by Siebold and Stannius.
The class Insecta of Linnaeus (1758) was coextensive with the Arthropoda of modern zoologists.
The 1 The group Arthropoda itself,th usconstituted,wasprecisely identical in its area with the Insecta of Linnaeus, the Entoma of Aristotle.
These three authors definitely separated the Arachnida, Crustacea and Myriapoda as classes distinct from the Insecta (see Hexapoda).
Linnaeus in his Systema naturae (1735) grouped under the class Insecta all segmented animals with firm exoskeleton and jointed limbs - that is to say, the insects, centipedes, millipedes, crustaceans, spiders, scorpions and their allies.