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Gnathostomata

[‚nā·thə′stō·məd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
A suborder of echinoderms in the order Echinoidea characterized by a rigid, exocyclic test and a lantern or jaw apparatus.
(vertebrate zoology)
A group of the subphylum Vertebrata which possess jaws and usually have paired appendages.
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Gnathostomata

 

higher vertebrates having jaws, paired nostrils, and paired limbs. The Gnathostomata include fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.

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