The Platyzoa ( /ˌplætɨˈzoʊ.ə/) are a group of protostome animals proposed by Thomas Cavalier-Smith in 1998. Cavalier-Smith included in Platyzoa the Phylum Platyhelminthes or flatworms, and a new phylum, Acanthognatha, into which he gathered several previously described phyla of microscopic animals. Subsequent studies have supported Platyzoa as a clade, a monophyletic group of organisms with a common ancestor, while differing on the phyla included and on relationships within Platyzoa.

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