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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Brachiopoda
Subphylum: Craniiformea
Classis: Craniata
Ordines: Craniida - †Craniopsida - †Trimerellida

Name

Craniata Williams, Carlson, Brunton, Holmer & Popov, 1996
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Craniata is a class of brachiopods originating in the Cambrian period and still extant today.[1] They have calcitic inarticulated shells that are subcircular in outline. This class of brachiopods has an unsupported lophophore and is always attached to a hard substrate in the fossil record. This hard substrate is usually another brachiopod. The plicae from the host brachiopod will then appear within the shell of the craniata.[2]

Craniata is the only class within the subphylum Craniiformea. The class Craniata is divided into three orders, one of which is still extant (Craniida).
References

"WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Craniiformea". www.marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2019-02-18.
Treatise on Invertebrate Paleontology, Part H: Brachiopoda, revised (PDF). 6. 2007. ISBN 978-0-8137-3136-0.

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