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Ctenophora
Temporal range: Cambrian Stage 3–Recent[1][2][3]
Haeckel Ctenophorae.jpg
"Ctenophorae" frae Ernst Haeckel's Kunstformen der Natur, 1904
Scientific classification
Kinrick: Animalia
(unranked): Radiata
Phylum: Ctenophora
Eschscholtz, 1829
Clesses

Ctenophora (singular ctenophore; frae the Greek κτείς kteis 'comb' an φέρω pherō 'carry') is a phylum o invertebrate ainimals that live in marine watters warldwide.

ReferencesEedit

  1. Tang, F.; Bengtson, S.; Wang, Y.; Wang, X. L.; Yin, C. Y. (20 September 2011). "Eoandromeda and the origin of Ctenophora". Evolution & Development. 13 (5): 408–414. doi:10.1111/j.1525-142X.2011.00499.x. 
  2. Stanley, G. D.; Stürmer, W. (9 June 1983). "The first fossil ctenophore from the Lower Devonian of West Germany". Nature. 303 (5917): 518–520. Bibcode:1983Natur.303..518S. doi:10.1038/303518a0. 
  3. Conway Morris, S.; Collins, D. H. (29 March 1996). "Middle Cambrian Ctenophores from the Stephen Formation, British Columbia, Canada". Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 351 (1337): 279–308. doi:10.1098/rstb.1996.0024. 
  4. A vanished history of skeletonization in Cambrian comb jellies