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Encyclopedia > Micrognathozoa
Limnognathia
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Micrognathozoa
Class: Micrognathozoa
Order: Limnognathida
Family: Limnognathiidae
Genus: Limnognathia
Species: maerski
Binomial name
Limnognathia maerski
Kristensen & Funch, 2000


Limnognathia maerski is a microscopic animal, discovered in Greenland in 2000, that is given its own phylum, Micrognathozoa. It is related to the rotifers and gnathostomulids, grouped together as the Gnathifera.


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