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Bryozoa

Bryozoa

(Science: zoology) a class of molluscoidea, including minute animals which by budding form compound colonies.

Synonym: Polyzoa.

They are often coralike in form and appearance, each small cell containing an individual zooid. Other species grow in delicate, flexible, branched forms, resembling moss, whence the name. Some are found in fresh water, but most are marine. The three principal divisions are Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, and Pterobranchia. See Cyclostoma, Chilostoma, and Phylactolema.

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Moss _ animal.


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Need help with this one. What is it?

Oh wait, I take that back. I did some more research and found that it might be Bryozoa Phylactolaemata. These pics match it almost perfectly: http://forum.nanfa.org/index.php/topic/2303-bryozoa-phylactolaemata-sp/

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by deckard
Fri Aug 14, 2009 1:25 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Need help with this one. What is it?
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Why do you keep talking about species

... Jointed foot Arthropods Chitin exoskeleton 1,134,000+ Brachiopoda Arm foot Lamp shells Lophophore and pedicle between 300 and 500 extant Bryozoa Moss animals Moss animals, sea mats Lophophore, no pedicle, ciliated tentacles about 5,000 living species Chaetognatha Longhair jaw Arrow worms ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 29, 2009 5:35 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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Views: 50248

Natural selection is proven wrong

... skeletons. One of those two phyla is the Porifera (sponges), which was present in the fossil record at an earlier time. The other is the Bryozoa, a phylum that contains some soft-bodied groups and may well have been present but not yet skeletonized. very suddenly, starting at the beginning ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 15, 2009 1:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
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Views: 653583

Natural selection is proven wrong

... skeletons. One of those two phyla is the Porifera (sponges), which was present in the fossil record at an earlier time. The other is the Bryozoa, a phylum that contains some soft-bodied groups and may well have been present but not yet skeletonized. There is little doubt that disparity ...

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by gamila
Mon Jun 15, 2009 6:45 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection is proven wrong
Replies: 247
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