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And a new phylum is just what Higgins and Kristensen had on the lab table before them.
And discovering an organism different enough to warrant its own phylum comes only to a rare few.
The pair decided to build a museum dedicated to the phylum of spineless sea creatures.
Scientists previously suspected that tardigrades may be closely related to the phylum of arthropods, which includes insects and spiders.
The phylum has existed for at least 520 million years, through multiple mass extinctions.
Horsehair worms, part of the taxonomic phylum Nematomorpha, are parasitic worms that resemble long thin strands of hair (hence their nickname).
Cephalopods, which include octopi, cuttlefish, and squid, belong to the Mollusca phylum, are chiefly identified by their tentacles.
Tardigrades is its phylum within the Ecdysozoa superphylum, which includes insects, crustaceans, arachnids and more.
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PHYLUM Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of phylum for English Language Learners
biology : a large group of related animals or plants
PHYLUM Defined for Kids
Definition of phylum for Students
medical Definition of phylum
- the phylum Arthropoda
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