The PEDIGREE of
Superphylum Lophotrochozoa (various phyla of worms)

 "Child(ren)":       Supraphylum Trochozoa   ;   Supraphylum Lophophorata (Lamp shells, Sea mats, Hoseshoe worms, etc.)   ;   poss. rhabditophores & catenulids (formerly placed with flatworms)   ;   poss. Rhombozoa (q.v.)   ;   Hyolitha (extinct)
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/-- pre-Eukaryote   +====> [ 51]
/-- proto-Eukaryote
/  \-- (NN), a thermophilic Bacterium   +====> [ 49]
/-- The First Eukaryote
/  \-- (NN), a (thermophilic?) Bacterium   +====> [ 47]
/-- Domain of Eukaryotes
/-- Superempire Unikonta
/   | OR: Kingdom Opisthokonta (Eight Kingdom Model)   +====> [ 55]
/-- Empire of Opisthokonts (Fungi & Animals)
/-- Superkingdom Holozoa
/-- Kingdom of Apoikozoa (Animals)  (950 M BC)
/-- Subkingdom of Metazoa (Multicellular Animals)
/-- Superbranch Eumetazoa
/-- Superphylum Planulozoa
/-- Clade of Bilateria and Placozoa
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Branch Bilateria
/-- Infrakingdom (Grade) of Coelomates  (570 M BC)
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Subgrade of Protostomia
/   | or: Clade Nephrozoa
- Superphylum Lophotrochozoa (various phyla of worms)
 


  ``Grandchildren:''       Phylum Nemertea (Ribbon Worms)   ;   Phylum Annelida (Ringed Worms & kin) [recent taxonomy]   ;   Phylum Mollusca   ;   Class Sipuncula (Peanut worms)   ;   Phylum Phoronida (Horseshoe worms)   ;   Phylum Entoprocta (Goblet worms)   ;   Phylum Bryozoa (Sea mats : Moss animals)   ;   Phylum Brachiopoda (Lamp shells)
 
  ``1-Great Grandchildren:''       Class Anopla   ;   Phylum Annelida (Ringed Worms) [traditional]   ;   Phylum Gephyrea   ;   Class Echiura (spoon worms)   ;   Class Polychaeta (Bristle worms)   ;   Superclass Conchifera
 

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