From Marine Biodiversity Wiki
(plu. of phylum) In classification, a primary grouping consisting of animals constructed on a similar general plan, and thought to be evolutionarily related. Examples: Porifera (Sponges), Platyhelminthes (flatworms, flukes and tapworms)..
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