The PEDIGREE of
Phylum Mollusca

 
     aka Mollusks; (in some systems Polyplacophora clades with Conchifera to form Testaria; in other systems it clades with the Caudofoveata & Aplacophora to form Aculifera); (Muscular foot and mantle round shell)

 "Child(ren)":       Superclass Conchifera   ;   Aplacophora (solenogasters)   ;   Caudofoveata   ;   Helcionelloida (extinct)   ;   Polyplacophora (chitons)   ;   Rostroconchia (extinct)   ;   112000 species altogether
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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 Lophotrochozoa (various phyla of worms)
/-- Supraphylum Trochozoa
/  
- Phylum Mollusca
 

 
  ``1-Great Grandchildren:''       Subclass Orthogastropoda   ;   Subclass Coleoidea (squid : octopus : cuttlefish)   ;   Subclass Palaeoheterodonta (Mussels & kin)   ;   Subclass Heterodonta (Clams, Cockles, etc.)   ;   Subclass Pteriomorphia (Oysters & Mussels)
 

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