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ACOELOMORPHA

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0017
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Acoelomorpha is a clade comprised of three phyla that have been interpreted as closely related ‘primitive turbellarians’: acoels, nemertodermatids, and Xenoturbella. Molecular phylogenetics shows ... More


Phylum Nemertodermatid

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0019
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The phylum Nemertodermatida is comprised of about ten species of millimetre-sized ‘turbellariform’ worms that are mostly interstitial. One species, Meara, lives as a commensal in the pharynx of ... More


Phylum Acoela

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0018
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Acoela is a small phylum which comprises approximately 400 species of small, mostly marine ‘worms’ that are completely ciliated. The acoels have an unquestioned monophyly and a well-documented ... More


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