Definition of Phylum Chordata
1. Noun. Comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord.
Group relationships: Animal Kingdom, Animalia, Kingdom Animalia
Member holonyms: Chordate, Chordate Family, Chordate Genus, Cephalochordata, Subphylum Cephalochordata, Subphylum Tunicata, Subphylum Urochorda, Subphylum Urochordata, Tunicata, Urochorda, Urochordata, Craniata, Subphylum Craniata, Subphylum Vertebrata, Vertebrata
Generic synonyms: Phylum
Lexicographical Neighbors of Phylum Chordata
Literary usage of Phylum Chordata
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Vertebrate Zoölogy by Horatio Hackett Newman (1920)
"CHAPTER II THE phylum Chordata The characteristics of the vertebrates have been sufficiently stated in the previous chapter. A vertebrate proper may be ..."
2. A Manual of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1905)
"... THE phylum Chordata comprises all the vertebrate animals (fishes, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals), together with the ..."
3. General Zoology by Arthur Sperry Pearse (1917)
"CHAPTER XXI phylum Chordata The phylum Chordata includes all the animals commonly known as vertebrates and a number of others that are somewhat less ..."
4. Outlines of Economic Zoölogy by Albert Moore Reese (1919)
"CHAPTER X PISCES The animals discussed in this and the following chapters all belong to the phylum Chordata. This rather diverse group contains animals that ..."
5. A Laboratory Manual for Elementary Zoölogy by Libbie Henrietta Hyman (1919)
"phylum Chordata; Subphylum Tunicata 37. With a cartilaginous or bony skull and ... phylum Chordata ; Subphylum Vertebrata Key to the Classes of the ..."
6. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals: A by Gilbert Charles Bourne, Arthur Bolles Lee (1902)
"... of animals whose structure and organisation may be referred to a particular plan. Thus in the phylum Chordata, the rabbit, the frog, the dogfish, ..."