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  • proper n. A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Animalia — the phoronids.

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  • n. small phylum of wormlike marine animals

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  • Of the phyla you haven't seen alive, I have seen: Chaetognatha, Nematomorpha, Nemertea, Sipuncula, Echiura which is really a subgroup of Annelida, Phoronida and Brachiopoda.

    So many phyla so little time

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