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Canalipalpata Rouse & Fauchald 1997

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    Zrzavý et al (2009) suggest the traditional "Scolecida" and "Canalipalpata" are both polyphyletic, forming instead two clades: one including Cirratuliformia and the "sabelloid-spionoid clade" (incl. Sternaspis, Sabellidae-Serpulidae, Sabellariidae, Spionida s. str.), the other ("terebelloid-capitelloid clade") including Terebelliformia, Arenicolidae-Maldanidae, and Capitellidae-Echiurida.
    Sabellariidae lie outside Sabellida and have Spionida affinities according to Capa et al (2012)