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Brief Summary

Although recent work (Eitel and Schierwater 2010 and references therein) suggests that there may be many unrecognized placozoan species, as of 2010 there was still just a single described species in the phylum Placozoa, Trichoplax adhaerens (see this species page for additional information).

Author(s): Shapiro, Leo
Rights holder(s): Shapiro, Leo

Taxonomic Children

Total: 1

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Eitel, M., & Schierwater B. (2010).  The phylogeography of the Placozoa suggests a taxon-rich phylum in tropical and subtropical waters. Molecular Ecology. 19, 2315-2327.