Entoprocta

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Noun1.Entoprocta - sometimes considered a subphylum of Bryozoa
Bryozoa, phylum Bryozoa, polyzoa - marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids
entoproct - any of various moss-like aquatic animals usually forming branching colonies; each polyp having a both mouth and anus within a closed ring of tentacles
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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For entoprocts and small brachiopods (Novocrania anomala and Macandrevia cranium), whole-body tissue was employed; for larger brachiopods (Glottidia pyramidata, Hemithris psittacea, and Laqueus californicus), extractions focused on mantle and muscle; for the solenogaster (a.
8% of the total, are new records (four polychaetes, two ascidians, one cnidarian, one bryozoan, one barnacle, two entoprocts and three mollusks).
Experts thought that Cotyledion tylodes may have belonged to the jellyfish-like cnidarian group, but new anatomical evidence from the animal's fossilised remains suggests the species was an early member of the group of small marine organisms called entoprocts.
2008), entoprocts (Fernandez-Leborans & Gabilondo 2006, Fernandez-Leborans & Gabilondo 2008), nematodes (Normant et al.
some polychaetes, sipunculids, vestimentiferans, echiurans, entoprocts, and molluscs).
An exception to this are the trochophores of polyplacophoran molluscs and the creeping-type larva of entoprocts, which both have a highly complex apical organ with 8-10 central flask cells surrounded by numerous peripheral cells, a condition that seems to occur only in these two clades (Friedrich et al.
The larval apical organs of chitons and entoprocts include a centrally localized group of eight flask-shaped cells and additional peripheral cells that send fibers into a central neuropil (Voronezhskaya et al.
This idea might also apply to other spiralian taxa such as molluscs and entoprocts.
1972) and Strathmann (1978)--bivalves, annelids, echiurids, sipunculids, and entoprocts.