Aplacophora


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Related to Aplacophora: solenogaster, Monoplacophora

Aplacophora

[¦ā‚pla′käf·ə·rə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A subclass of vermiform mollusks in the class Amphineura characterized by no shell and calcareous integumentary spicules.
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However, a newly described technique for extracting DNA from formalin-fixed material offers new opportunities for molecular phylogenies of Aplacophora (Schander and Halanych, 2003; Skage and Schander, 2007).
Aplacophora as progenetic aculiferans and the coelomate origin of mollusks as the sister taxon of Sipuncula.
Discrimination and phylogeny of solenogaster species through the morphology of hard parts (Mollusca, Aplacophora, Neomeniomorpha).
Distinct precerebral ganglia at the anterior head region have been reported in some species of Aplacophora (Fig.
Ancestors and descendents: relationships of the Aplacophora and Polyplacophora.
Phylogenetic position of Sipuncula, Mollusca and the progenetic Aplacophora.
Aplacophora are vermiform, spicule-covered molluscs that are most numerous and have the greatest diversity of species at depths greater than 200 m in the sea.
Of the two Aplacophora taxa, we believe the neomeniolds are the less derived (Scheltema, 1993, 1996; Scheltema et al.
An alternative interpretation of the affinities of the Lower and Middle Cambrian fossil Wiwaxia corrugata (Matthew, 1899) from studies of the Aplacophora.