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Higher Taxon MYXINI


The class Myxini includes a single order, Myxiniformes (Nelson 1994). Commonly known as hagfish, they lack true jaws and have an eel-like body. They are also distinguished by lacking vetebral centra and only having a notocord, a single semicircular canal and a single olfactory canal. The group is thought to have originated around 300 million years ago, but because of the lack of bone, it is not well known from fossils.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
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02-Feb-2012 02-Feb-2012 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)