The PEDIGREE of
Phylum Chordata

     Born:  540 M BC


 "Child(ren)":       Clade Craniata   ;   Urochordata (tunicates : sea squirts)   ;   Cephalochordata (lancelets)   ;   100000 species altogether
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/-- Class Actinobacteridae   +====> [ 48]
/-- (NN), a thermophilic Bacterium
/   | OR: (NN), a very special Archaeote   +====> [ 52]
/-- (NN), a Nucleated Cell
/  \-- (NN), a Cell Nucleus   +====> [ 52]
/-- Domain of Eukaryotes
/  \-- Pre-Mitochondrion Bacteria   +====> [ 50]
/-- Superempire Unikonta
/-- Empire of Opisthokonts (Fungi & Animals)
/-- Superkingdom Holozoa
/-- Kingdom of Animals
/-- 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)
/   | or: prob. Clade Nephrozoa
/-- Superphylum Deuterostomia (Chordates, Echinoderms, & kin)
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- Phylum Chordata
 

 
  ``2-Great Grandchildren:''       Class Chondrichthyes (Cartilaginous Fishes)   ;   Microphylum Teleostomi (Bony fishes & Spiny sharks)
 
  ``6-Great Grandchildren:''       Subdivision Selachii (Modern Sharks)   ;   Superorder Batoidea (Rays and Skates)   ;   Infraclass Teleostei   ;   Order Acipenseriformes (Sturgeons & Paddlefish)   ;   Subclass Tetrapodamorpha
 

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