Urochordata


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Urochordata

[¦yu̇r·ə·kȯr′däd·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The equivalent name for Tunicata.

Urochordata

 

a subphylum of chordate animals; synonym of Tunicata; members of the subphylum have a notochord in the larval stage of development (hence the name).

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Scyliorhinus canicula exhibited a diverse diet, composed of 63 different taxa, belonging to eight taxonomical groups: Sipuncula, Annelida, Crustacea, Mollusca, Echinodermata, Urochordata, Chondrichthyes, and Teleostei, as well as unidentified materials (Table 1).
The subphylum Urochordata (or Tunicata) of the phylum Chordata includes three classes: Ascidiacea, Thaliacea, and Appendicularia.
These included the Spiralia, Echinodermata, Asteroidea, and Urochordata.
In the phylum Chordata, although Hb is nearly universally expressed in members of the subphylum Vertebrata, it has not been identified in any members of the subphyla Urochordata or Cephalochordata.
Ascidians (subphylum Urochordata, class Ascidiacea) are ubiquitous marine animals.