Cheilostomata


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Cheilostomata

[‚kī·lə′stō·məd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of ectoproct bryozoans in the class Gymnolaemata possessing delicate erect or encrusting colonies composed of loosely grouped zooecia.
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The detectable Maastrichtian diversity was high at nearly two dozen species belonging to nine families of Cheilostomata and two families of Cyclostomata.