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Balanoglossus

Postby magic315 » Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:50 pm

Can it be place in a different Phylum than humans?
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Postby alextemplet » Sat Feb 25, 2006 3:27 am

What's balanoglossus? Whatever it is, if it's a vertebrate, then yes it is in the same phylum as humans.
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Postby Poison » Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:06 am

Scientific classification for Balanoglossus:
Kingdom: Animalia
Subkingdom: Metazoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Hemichordata
Class: Enteropneusta
Family: Ptychoderidae
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Scientific classification of Homo sapiens:

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Primates
Superfamily: Hominoidea
Family: Hominidae
Subfamily: Homininae
Tribe: Hominini
Genus: Homo
Species: H. sapiens

They aren't in the same phylum are they?

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Postby February Beetle » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:08 am

I'm wondering where you came up with this question? I just found out Balanoglossus is a deuterostome and I figure it isn't a 'big' phylum, (it isn't mentioned much in zoology handouts that list phylums) the only other phylum I've heard of being deuterostomes are Chordates and Echinodermata like starfish. I'm wondering where Balanoglossus fits into this, and what you heard about Balanoglossus to make you ask this question. :P
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