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Proturans
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Order: Protura
Families
   Acerentomidae[?]
   Eosentomidae[?]
   Protentomidae[?]
Proturans (order Protura) are one of the three hexapod groups that are not insects. They are whitish entognathous minute animals less than 1.5 mm in length. Proturans lack both eyes and antennae. Because they lack antennae they are often seen with their fore-legs held up as tactile organs.

References
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/
http://www.itis.usda.gov
Taxonomic Serial No: 99210



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