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Malacostegina

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Kingdom  Animalia
Class  Gymnolaemata
Phylum  Bryozoa
Rank  Suborder
Similar  Anasca, Cheilostomata, Membranipora, Gymnolaemata, Ctenostomata

Malacostegina is a sub-order of marine, colonial bryozoans in the order Cheilostomata. The structure of the individual zooids is generally simple, with an uncalcified, flexible frontal wall. This sub-order includes the earliest known cheilostome, in the genus Pyriporopsis (Electridae).

The genus Christinella is currently incertae sedis within the Malacostegina.

References

Malacostegina Wikipedia


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