Eumetazoa (Greek: εὖ [eu], well + μετά [metá], after + ζῷον [zóon], animal) is a clade comprisin aw major animal groups except sponges, placozoa, an several ither obscure or extinct life forms, such as Dickinsonia.

Temporal range: Ediacaran - Present, 635–0 Ma
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Diversity o eumetazoans
Scientific classification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Subkinrick: Eumetazoa
Buetschli, 1910


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