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Urochordata

Urochordata (Tunicate worms, "Sea Squirts") are sacklike filter feeders[?] with input and output siphons[?].

Some larval forms appear very much like primitive chordates or hemichordates with a notochord[?] (primitive spinal cord). Some forms have a calcereous spicule that may be preserved as a fossil. Jurassic to Present with one proposed Neoproterozoic form - Yarnemia. Some workers class the Urochordates as a subphylum of the chordata.



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