The PEDIGREE of
Phylum Tardigrada (Water bears)

 
     (tardigrades are almost ubiquitous, found in moss, lichens, bubbling hot springs, Antarctic ice, deep-sea trenches and Himalayan mountaintops; they can survive very severe dehydration; the genome has been sequenced and found to contain much non-animal DNA)

    External page: These microscopic creatures do look a bit like bears


 "Child(ren)":       1000+ extant species
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/-- (NN), a Nucleated Cell   +====> [ 53]
/-- 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)
/   | (skip this generation?)
/-- Subgrade of Protostomia
/   | or: Clade Nephrozoa
/-- Superphylum Ecdysozoa (Arthropods, Roundworms, etc.)
/-- Supraphylum Panarthropoda
/  
- Phylum Tardigrada (Water bears)
 

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