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The status, affinity, scope or nomenclature of this taxon is disputed.

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Trichoplax adhaerens


Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Placozoa
Familia (1): Trichoplacidae


Additional references[edit]

  • 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. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04617.x
  • Voigt, O.; Collins, A.G.; Buchsbaum Pearse, V.; Pearse, J.S.; Ender, A.; Hadrys, H.; Schierwater, B. 2004: Placozoa: no longer a phylum of one. Current biology, 14 : R944-R945. PDF
  • Ball, E.E.; Miller, D.J. 2010: Putting placozoans on the (phylogeographic) map. Molecular ecology, 19: 2181–2183. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04618.x
  • Dellaporta, S.L.; Xu, A.; Sagasser, S.; Jakob, W.; Moreno, M.A.; Buss, L.W.; Schierwater, B. 2006: Mitochondrial genome of Trichoplax adhaerens supports Placozoa as the basal lower metazoan phylum. PNAS, 103: 8751–8756. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.0602076103 PDF
  • Ender, A.; Schierwater, B. 2003: Placozoa are not derived cnidarians: evidence from molecular morphology. Molecular biology and evolution , 20: 130–134. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msg018
  • Miller, D.J.; Ball, E.E. 2009: Animal Evolution: The Enigmatic Phylum Placozoa Revisited. Current biology, 15 : R26-R28. DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2004.12.016
  • Pearse, V.B.; Voigt, O. 2007: Field biology of placozoans (Trichoplax): distribution, diversity, biotic interactions. Integrative and comparative biology, 47 (5): 677–692. DOI: 10.1093/icb/icm015
  • Schierwater, B.; de Jong, D.; DeSalle, R. 2009: Placozoa and the evolution of Metazoa and intrasomatic cell differentiation. International journal of biochemistry and cell biology, 41: 370–379. DOI: 10.1016/j.biocel.2008.09.023
  • Schierwater, B.; Kamm, K.; Srivastava, M.; Rokhsar, D.; Rosengarten, R.D.; Dellaporta, S.L. 2008: The early ANTP gene repertoire: insights from the placozoan genome. PLoS ONE, 3 (8): e2457. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0002457
  • Signorovitch, A.Y.; Buss, L.W.; Dellaporta, S.L. 2007: Comparative Genomics of Large Mitochondria in Placozoans. PLoS Genet, 3 (1): e13. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.0030013
  • Signorovitch, A.Y.; Dellaporta, S.L.; Buss, L.W. 2006: Caribbean placozoan phylogeography. Biological bulletin, 211 (2): 149–156.
  • da Silva, F.B., Muschner, V.C., Bonatto, S.L. 2007. Phylogenetic position of Placozoa based on large subunit (LSU) and small subunit (SSU) rRNA genes. Genetics and molecular biology, 30: 127–132. ISSN: 1415-4757 DOI: 10.1590/S1415-47572007000100022
  • Srivastava, M. et al. 2008: The Trichoplax genome and the nature of placozoans. Nature, 454, 955-960. DOI: 10.1038/nature07191
  • Gordon, D.P. 2009: 2. Phylum Placozoa: placozoans, trichoplaxes. Pp. 47-48 in Gordon, D.P. (ed.) New Zealand inventory of biodiversity. Volume 1. Kingdom Animalia. Radiata, Lophotrochozoa, Deuterostomia. Canterbury University Press, Christchurch, New Zealand. ISBN 9781877257728 [p. 47, '[Placozoa have] not yet been found in New Zealand waters but almost certainly occurs here']
  • Grell, K.G. 1971: Trichoplax adhaerens: F.E. Schulze und die Entstehung der Metazoen. Naturwiss. Rundschau, 24: 160–161.


Vernacular names[edit]

Alemannisch: Plattetierer
čeština: Vločkovci
español: Placozoos
eesti: Naastloomad
suomi: Laakkoeläimet
Nordfriisk: Skiiwdiarten
ગુજરાતી: પટ્ટપ્રાણી સંઘ
हिन्दी: पट्टप्राणी संघ
magyar: Korongállatkák
日本語: 平板動物門、板形動物門
한국어: 판형동물문
lietuvių: Plokščiagyvis
latviešu: Plakozoji
मराठी: पट्टप्राणी संघ
नेपाली: पट्टप्राणी संघ
Nederlands: Plakdiertjes
polski: Płaskowce
português: Placozoários
русский: Плакозои/Пластинчатые
svenska: Placozoer
Türkçe: En ilkel çokhücreliler
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