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notum

Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
No Taxon (Glossary)
No Taxon (N)
No Taxon notum
Explanation of Names
From Greek notum, from notos, the back.
Identification
notum noun, plural nota - the dorsal surface of a segment, especially of the thorax, i.e., the "back".
Remarks
See Also
Divisions of thorax (front | middle | rear):

Dorsal surface of thorax (notum):

Lateral (pleural) surface of thorax:

Ventral surface of thorax:
Print References
Gordh, A Dictionary of Entomology, p. 625 (1)
Works Cited
1.A Dictionary of Entomology
George Gordh, David H. Headrick. 2003. CABI Publishing.