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Gnathostomata


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A subphylum or superclass of chordates consisting of all vertebrates that possess jaws. It contains six extant classes: Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes), Osteichthyes (bony fishes), Amphibia, Reptilia, Aves (birds), and Mammalia. Compare agnathan.

Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences — Earth Sciences and Geography.


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