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  • proper noun A taxonomic phylum within the kingdom Animaliaaquatic animals of disputed taxonomy.


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  • Together, the two Xenoturbella species and hundreds of acoelomorph species constitute a newly-classified phylum, which the researchers named Xenacoelomorpha.

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  • Xenacoelomorpha is on roughly the same branch of life's tree as sea stars, sea cucumbers and acorn worms - not the most complicated animals, but far more complex than what the acoelomorphs were thought to be.

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