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Xenacoelomorpha

basal bilaterian clade of small and very simple animals

Xenacoelomorpha is a proposed grouping of the xenoturbellids and acoelomorph flatworms, suggested by molecular data.[1] It may be a member of the deuterostomes, [2] and may be even more basal in the Bilateria.

Xenacoelomorpha
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ReferencesEdit

  1. Philippe H. et al. 2011. Acoelomorph flatworms are deuterostomes related to Xenoturbella. Nature 470 (7333): 255-258 [1]
  2. Perseke M. et al 2007. The mitochondrial DNA of Xenoturbella bocki: genomic architecture and phylogenetic analysis. Theory Biosci. 126 (1):35-42. Available on-line at [2]