Urochordata

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Taxonavigation

Kingdom: Animalia
Sub Kingdom: Eumetazoa
Super Phylum: Bilateria:Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Sub Phylum: Urochordata
Class: Ascidiacea - Larvacea - Thaliacea - Sorberacea


Introduction

Sometimes know as Tunicata.

Characteristics

The majority of urochordata start life as free swimming larva that exhibit all the characteristics of chordates. Once they settle and attach to a hard substrate they lose their tail and no longer able to move. At which point the majority of their nervous system disintegrates. [1]

Classification

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Resources


References

  1. (http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/): University of California Museum of Paleontology, Regents of the University of California, 1994 -2001.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 (http://www.answers.com): Answers Corporation, 2010, Retrieved: 13 May 2010, http://www.answers.com/topic/tunicate.
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