The Classification of Life:
KINGDOM * PHYLUM * CLASS * ORDER * FAMILY * GENUS * SPECIES
This taxonomic scheme classifies life into groups subordinate to more comprehensive groups.
So What Exactly is an Arthropod Anyway?
Arthropoda is a phylum within the kingdom Animalia. The name Arthropoda comes from Latin and means "jointed legs." Arthropods are invertebrates having paired, jointed appendages and segmented bodies that are covered by an exoskeleton (external skeleton). Arthropods are represented in nearly all habitats on earth. In terms of biodiversity, distribution, and sheer numbers, arthropods are the most successful group of animals ever to live. More than 80% of the earth's animals are arthropods and it is estimated that the arthropod population numbers about 1 billion.
Classes within the Phylum Arthropoda Are: