subphylum Cephalochordata

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Related to subphylum Cephalochordata: subphylum Vertebrata, subphylum Urochordata
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Noun1.subphylum Cephalochordata - lancelets
Chordata, phylum Chordata - comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord
cephalochordate - fish-like animals having a notochord rather than a true spinal column
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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armillaris NR NR X Adult Trypanosyllis NR NR X Adult parvidentata Family Terebellidae NR X X Larva Family Trichobranchidae NR X X Larva Phylum Chordata Subphylum Cephalochordata NR X NR Family Branchiostomidae NR X NR Branchiostoma sp.
Amphioxus or lancelet belongs to the subphylum Cephalochordata, an extant representative of the most basal chordates.