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Craniata (sometimes Craniota) is a proponed clade o chordate ainimals that conteens the Myxini (hagfish), Petromyzontida (includin lampreys), an Gnathostomata (jawed vertebrates)[2][3] as livin representatives. As the name suggests, Craniata is ainimals wi a (hard bane or cartilage) skull in Chordata.

Temporal range: Early Cambrian - Recent
Pacific hagfish Myxine.jpg
A Paceefic hagfish, a insaumple o a craniate
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Clade: Craniata
Linnaeus 1758[1]:240

Petromyzontida (lampreys) (disputit)
Myxini (hagfishes)


  1. Donoghue, Phillip C. J.; Forey, Peter L.; Aldridge, Richard J. (2000). "Conodont affinity and chordate phylogeny". Biological Reviews. 75 (2): 191–251. doi:10.1017/S0006323199005472. PMID 10881388. 
  2. Campbell & Reece 2005 p. 676
  3. Cracraft & Donoghue 2004 p. 390