chordate family

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Noun1.chordate family - any family in the phylum Chordata
Chordata, phylum Chordata - comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord
family Salpidae, Salpidae - a small family of tunicates in the class Thaliacea
Doliolidae, family Doliolidae - oceanic tunicates
family - (biology) a taxonomic group containing one or more genera; "sharks belong to the fish family"
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It is a member of the chordate family, a group that today includes fish, amphibians, birds, reptiles and mammals.
The extinct Pikaia gracilens has been confirmed as the oldest known member of the chordate family, which includes all modern vertebrates including humans.