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CRANIATA

 Dictionary entry overview: What does Craniata mean? 

CRANIATA (noun)
  The noun CRANIATA has 1 sense:

1. fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals

  Familiarity information: CRANIATA used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


CRANIATA (noun)


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Meaning:

Fishes; amphibians; reptiles; birds; mammals

Classified under:

Nouns denoting animals

Synonyms:

Craniata; subphylum Craniata; subphylum Vertebrata; Vertebrata

Hypernyms ("Craniata" is a kind of...):

phylum ((biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes)

Meronyms (members of "Craniata"):

amphibian genus (any genus of amphibians)

reptile family (a family of reptiles)

reptile genus (a genus of reptiles)

class Reptilia; Reptilia (class of cold-blooded air-breathing vertebrates with completely ossified skeleton and a body usually covered with scales or horny plates; once the dominant land animals)

class Mammalia; Mammalia (warm-blooded vertebrates characterized by mammary glands in the female)

mammal family (a family of mammals)

mammal genus (a genus of mammals)

Pisces (a group of vertebrates comprising both cartilaginous and bony fishes and sometimes including the jawless vertebrates; not used technically)

Channidae; class Channidae (snakeheads)

class Osteichthyes; Osteichthyes (a class of fish having a skeleton composed of bone in addition to cartilage)

amphibian family (any family of amphibians)

amphibia; class Amphibia (the class of vertebrates that live on land but breed in water; frogs; toads; newts; salamanders; caecilians)

fish genus (any of various genus of fish)

craniate; vertebrate (animals having a bony or cartilaginous skeleton with a segmented spinal column and a large brain enclosed in a skull or cranium)

Amniota (higher vertebrates (reptiles, birds and mammals) possessing an amnion during development)

Agnatha; superclass Agnatha (superclass of eel-shaped chordates lacking jaws and pelvic fins: lampreys; hagfishes; some extinct forms)

Gnathostomata; superclass Gnathostomata (comprising all vertebrates with upper and lower jaws)

class Placodermi; Placodermi (extinct group of bony-plated fishes with primitive jaws)

Chondrichthyes; class Chondrichthyes (cartilaginous fishes)

Aves; class Aves (birds)

bird family (a family of warm-blooded egg-laying vertebrates characterized by feathers and forelimbs modified as wings)

bird genus (a genus of birds)

fish family (any of various families of fish)

Holonyms ("Craniata" is a member of...):

Chordata; phylum Chordata (comprises true vertebrates and animals having a notochord)


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