Insects evolved from crustaceans?

Is it fair to say that insects evolved from crustaceans, or that insects and crustaceans both evolved from a common ancestor that was not quite an insect or a crustacean?

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  • 8 years ago
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    "Is it fair to say that insects evolved from crustaceans..."

    Fair or not it would be wrong. You'd have to change the way the words are used to get round that, and change them drastically.

    "... or that insects and crustaceans both evolved from a common ancestor that was not quite an insect or a crustacean?"

    It was a lot neither an insect or a crustacean. It would've been a fairly basal arthropod.

  • 8 years ago

    The evidence indicates that insects evolved from an early member of the uniramia group, a broader group which includes centipedes and millipedes. that group diverged from the group which became trilobites and chelicerates (arachnids, mites and horseshoe crabs). The easiest way to say it is that insects and crustaceans evolved from an early arthropod ancestor.

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