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Temporal range: Cambrian Stage 3–recent[1]
Gowd-mooth sea squirt (Polycarpa aurata)
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Tunicata
Lamarck 1816[2][3]

Urochordata Lankester 1877

A tunicate is a marine invertebrate ainimal, a member o the subphylum Tunicata, which is pairt o the Chordata, a phylum which includes aw ainimals wi dorsal nerve cords an notochords.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Fedonkin, M. A.; Vickers-Rich, P.; Swalla, B. J.; Trusler, P.; Hall, M. (2012). "A new metazoan from the Vendian of the White Sea, Russia, with possible affinities to the ascidians". Paleontological Journal. 46: 1–11. doi:10.1134/S0031030112010042.
  2. a b Sanamyan, Karen (2013). "Tunicata". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 4 Apryle 2013.
  3. Nielsen, C. (2012). "The authorship of higher chordate taxa". Zoologica Scripta. 41 (4): 435–436. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00536.x.
  4. Tatián, Marcos; Lagger, Cristian; Demarchi, Milagros; Mattoni, Camilo (2011). "Molecular phylogeny endorses the relationship between carnivorous and filter-feeding tunicates (Tunicata, Ascidiacea)". Zoologica Scripta. 40 (6): 603–612. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2011.00493.x.