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Name: Chordates
ID: m44685
Language: English (en)
Summary: By the end of this section, you will be able to:
  • Describe the distinguishing characteristics of chordates
  • Identify the derived character of craniates that sets them apart from other chordates
  • Describe the developmental fate of the notochord in vertebrates
Subject: Science and Technology
Keywords: amniote, Cephalochordata, Chordata, chordate, Craniata, craniate, cranium, dorsal hollow nerve cord, lancelet, notochord, pharyngeal slits, post-anal tail, tetrapod, tunicate, Urochordata, vertebral column, Vertebrata, vertebrate, vertebrates
License: Creative Commons Attribution License CC-BY 3.0

Authors: OpenStax College (
Copyright Holders: Rice University (
Maintainers: OpenStax College (, Cnx Biology (

Latest version: 1.7 (history)
First publication date: Aug 23, 2012 2:49 pm -0500
Last revision to module: Apr 29, 2013 4:27 pm -0500


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Version: 1.7 Apr 29, 2013 4:27 pm -0500 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.6 Apr 12, 2013 4:45 pm -0500 by Cnx Biology
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Version: 1.1 Aug 30, 2012 10:52 am -0500 by Cnx Biology
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