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Phylum Brachiopoda (lamp shell)

Eumetazoa - Triploblastica

Invalid subtaxa: Ancylopoda Gray 1848 [invalid subgroup], Arthropomata Owen 1858 [invalid subgroup], Articulata Huxley 1869 [invalid subgroup], Ecardines Bronn 1862 [invalid subgroup], Helictopoda Gray 1848 [invalid subgroup], Inarticulata Huxley 1869 [invalid subgroup], Lyopomata Owen 1858 [invalid subgroup], Testicardines Bronn 1862 [invalid subgroup]

Parent taxon: Brachiozoa according to C. Nielsen 2012

Sister taxon: Phoronida

Subtaxa: Acanthotretella, Agastapleura, Biarea, Clitambonoidea, Cornwallia, Craniiformea, Dirinus, Disciniformea, Eccentrotheca, Ernogia, Iphidella, Jilinia, Larium, Lathamella, Linguliformea, Longtancunella, Manosia, Nekvasilovella, Neogypidula, Pomatospirella, Punctospiracea, Reflexia, Rhynchoferella, Rhynchonelliformea, Rictia, Socraticum, Spondylobolus, Surindia, Tegulella, Tommotiida, Venezuelia, Virbium, Woodwardirhynchia, Xianshanella, Yeosinella, Yongjia

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Ecology: stationary low-level epifaunal suspension feeder