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Zoology

You aren't what you eat

An obscure marine worm does not belong among the molluscs, as had been thought. Rather, it has a claim to being the most primitive extant member of the group of animals that includes vertebrates.

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Figure 1: Spot the ordinary flower-girl.

RONALD GRANT ARCHIVE; G. BUDD

Figure 2: A place for Xenoturbella among the deuterostomes.

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Gee, H. You aren't what you eat. Nature 424, 885–886 (2003). https://doi.org/10.1038/424885a

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