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Annelid who's who

The origin of the annelids is buried in distant evolutionary time. A molecular phylogeny resolves their deep family interrelationships and provides a picture of their 'urannelid' ancestor. See Letter p.95

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Figure 1: An illustration of the Errantia and Sedentaria by Ernst Häckel, dated 1904.

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Arendt, D. Annelid who's who. Nature 471, 44–45 (2011). https://doi.org/10.1038/471044a

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