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Question Set: Phylum Chordata

NGSS Science and Engineering Practices:

NGSS Crosscutting Concepts:

  1. Chordate taxonomy
    1. The phylum Chordata can be divided into three general subphyla. Name these three chordate subphyla.
    2. What are the similarities and differences between the various subphyla of chordates? Using information obtained from your reading and from the activity, fill in Table 3.15 below.
  2. How do tunicates and lancelets get food? Are there other chordates that you are aware of that feed in similar ways?
  3. The word invertebrate is so broad that it describes 95 percent of all living animal species. Do you think the term invertebrate is too broad to be useful to scientists? Give reasons to support your answer.

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