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"Groups with lophophores are called lophophorates. They were traditionally considered a monophyletic group, but it now appears they are also related to phyla such as the Mollusca and Annelida, together forming the Lophotrochozoa." REFERENCES, PLEASE! Myrmeleon formicarius (talk) 12:02, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

====== !!! ======[edit] Myrmeleon formicarius (talk) 12:08, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

what did i mean by the "!!!"[edit]

Here comes a little explanation! I have noticed that the cited material is copyrighted. Partly literally copied here. And it isn't even mentionned that it is a citation. HMMM... Somebody say something do something, (if it is necessary at all.) Myrmeleon formicarius (talk) 12:17, 28 December 2007 (UTC)

some observations[edit]

The pronunciation "help" for lophophore, like most all so called prounciantion "helps" is only confusing. The pronunciation for anyone who even slept half way through high school should be obvious.

All lophophores are found in aquatic organisms might read better, lophophores are found only in aquatic organisms

In the old view of metazoan phylogeny, the lophophorates were placed within the deuterostomia should read, were placed within the proterostomia. Chordates, included vertebrates and tunicates, and echiniderms are deuterostoms (mouth second). Brachiopods, bryozoans, and molluscs, along with annelids and arthropods are proterostomes (mouth first).

John M 2/14/09 —Preceding unsigned comment added by J.H.McDonnell (talkcontribs) 02:35, 15 February 2009 (UTC)

New paper[edit]

Elena N. Temereva et al, The first data on the innervation of the lophophore in the rhynchonelliform brachiopod Hemithiris psittacea: what is the ground pattern of the lophophore in lophophorates?, BMC Evolutionary Biology (2017). DOI: 10.1186/s12862-017-1029-5 — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 12:59, 1 November 2017 (UTC)