The PEDIGREE of
Phylum Kinorhyncha (Mud dragons)

     (Eleven segments, each with a dorsal plate)

 "Child(ren)":       about 150 extant species
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/-- Domain of Eukaryotes   +====> [ 54]
/-- 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 Cycloneuralia (Pseudocoelomates)
/-- Clade Scalidophora (Mud Dragons & kin)
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- Phylum Kinorhyncha (Mud dragons)
 

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