Aplacophora


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Related to Aplacophora: solenogaster, Monoplacophora
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Noun1.Aplacophora - an order of Amphineura
animal order - the order of animals
Amphineura, subclass Amphineura - a class of Gastropoda
aplacophoran, solenogaster - deep-water wormlike mollusks lacking calcareous plates on the body but having fine slimy spicules on the covering mantle
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Mollusca: Aplacophora, Polyplacophora, Scaphopoda, Cephalopoda.
The cylindrical, vermiform, sclerite-covered Aplacophora has been a perplexing taxon of molluscs ever since the first two species, representatives of the only two clades, were discovered: Chaetoderma nitidulum Loven, 1844, Caudofoveata (=Chaetodermomorpha Pelseneer) and Neomenia carinata Tullberg, 1875, Solenogastres (=Neomeniomorpha Pelseneer).
2003, Original molluscan radula: Comparisons among Aplacophora, Polyplacophora, Gastropoda, and the Cambrian fossil Wiwaxia corrugata: Journal of Morphology, v.
Outside the Bivalvia, calcified spikes are known to occur in the cuticles of Aplacophora and Polyplacophora.
Is the Aplacophora monophyletic: a cladistic point of view.