[Taxacom] generalizing from Bivalved molluscs

Kenneth Kinman kennethkinman at webtv.net
Sat Jul 11 12:57:20 CDT 2009

Hi Fred,
      I guess it would depend on how strictly one defined
decephalization.  One candidate would be the free-living (non-parasitic)
barnacles.  Another candidate would be tunicates (as I recall, they
"digest" their own cerebral ganglion after becoming sessile).         
P.S.  I was going to say Marie Antoinette, but I guess her subjects
considered her a parasite.  :-)             
Fred Schueler wrote:
* is there any well-corroborated case of decephalization in a
nonparasitic lineage? 

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