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Animal EvolutionInterrelationships of the Living Phyla$
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Claus Nielsen

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199606023

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.001.0001

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Phylum Priapul

Phylum Priapul

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(p.293) 52 Phylum Priapul
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Animal Evolution
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Claus Nielsen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0052

The Priapula is a small phylum consisting of approximately twenty living species of marine, macrobenthic worms. Five known genera are Halicryptus, Priapulus, Tubiluchus, Maccabeus, and Meiopriapulus. The Cambrian-Silurian palaeoscolecids are considered stem-group priapulans.

Keywords:   priapulans, worms, Priapula, Halicryptus, Priapulus, Tubiluchus, Maccabeus, Meiopriapulus, palaeoscolecids

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