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Temporal range: Early Cambrian - Recent
|Pacific hagfish resting on bottom down off Oregon coast.|
Craniata (sometimes Craniota) is a proposed clade of chordate animals that contains the vertebrates (subphylum Vertebrata) and Myxini (hagfish) as living representatives. Craniata includes all animals with a skull, or cranium, as the name suggests.
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Craniata, including this extinct fish (Dunkleosteus sp.), are characterized by the presence of a cranium, mandible, and other facial bones.
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