The PEDIGREE of
Superphylum Deuterostomia (Chordates, Echinoderms, & kin)

 "Child(ren)":       Phylum Chordata (Vertebrates, tunicates, and lancelets)   ;   Clade Ambulacraria   ;   Vetulicolia (extinct)
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/-- (NN), a very special Archaeote   +====> [ 45]
/-- pre-Eukaryote
/  \-- Pre-Mitochondrion Bacterium   +====> [ 50]
/-- proto-Eukaryote
/  \-- (NN), a thermophilic Bacterium   +====> [ 49]
/-- The First Eukaryote
/  \-- (NN), a (thermophilic?) Bacterium   +====> [ 47]
/-- Domain of Eukaryotes  (2100 M BC)
/-- 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)
/   | or: prob. Clade Nephrozoa
- Superphylum Deuterostomia (Chordates, Echinoderms, & kin)
 


  (poss.) ``Grandchildren:''       Clade Craniata   ;   Subphylum Tunicata (tunicates)   ;   Clade Coelomopora   ;   Phylum Xenoturbellida (Strange Flatworms)
 
  (poss.) ``5-Great Grandchildren:''       Infraclass Euselachii (Sharks and Rays)   ;   Class Actinopterygii (Ray-finned fishes)   ;   Class Sarcopterygii (Lobe-finned Fishes)   ;   Order Forcipulatida   ;   Suborder Bourgueticrinina
 

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