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Regnum Animalia, sub Regnum Parazoa

Phylum PORIFERA

From Ancient Greek poros = pore + phero = to bear


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These animals are not included in our museum

Regnum Animalia, sub Regnum Eumetazoa


”Branch”  RADIATA*


From Latin radius =  radius


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Distinction between Radiata and Bilateria is a historical classification of animals. Today the term “radiata” is no longer used among scientists, but here we find it still useful to understand what we are talking about.

Regnum Animalia, Superphylum  Deuterostomia

 From ancient Greek  deuteros = second + stoma = mouth

 

Phylum ECHINODERMATA


From ancient Greek  echinos = hedgehog" + derma "skin"


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Regnum Animalia, Superphylum  Deuterostomia

Phylum CHORDATA


From Latin  chorda = string


animals not kept in this museum

Porifera in the only Phylum in the sub Regnum Parazoa. They are animals without organs and live filtering food particles out of the water flowing across their bodies.

(Aplysina aerophoba. Image from Wikipedia by Yoruno, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

Corallium rubrum. Image from Wikipedia by Yoruno, licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

A  Sea Urchin. Image from Wikipedia by tsca, licensed under the  Creative Commons Attribution 2.5 Generic

Hyla intermedia., Image by Paolo Beneventi

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