Jose Sosa- Mitcham- Period 6
An arthropod is an invertebrate consisting of an exoskeleton, a segmented body, and jointed appendiges. Arthropods are located in the phylum Anthropoda. Arthropod have exoskeletons made of cuticle. The evolutionary ancestry of arthropods dates back to the Cambrian period. Arthropods contribute to the human food supply both directly as food, and more importantly as pollinators of crops.