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Author Brusca, Richard C.

Title Invertebrates / Richard C. Brusca, Gary J. Brusca
Edition Second edition
Published Sunderland, Mass. : Sinauer Associates, 2003. ; [Basingstoke] : [Palgrave, distributor]

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Description xix, 936 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 color portrait ; 29 cm
Contents Machine derived contents note: 1 Introduction 1 -- 2 Classification, Systematics, and Phylogeny 23 -- 3 Animal Architecture and the Bauplan Concept 41 -- 4 Animal Development, Life Histories, and Origins 93 -- 5 The Protists 121 -- 6 Phylum Porifera: The Sponges 179 -- 7 Four Phyla of Uncertain Affinity 209 -- 8 Phylum Cnidaria 219 -- 9 Phylum Ctenophora: The Comb Jellies 269 -- 10 Phylum Platyhelminthes 285 -- 11 Phylum Nemertea: The Ribbon Worms 319 -- 12 Blastocoelomates and Other Phyla 337 -- 13 Phylum Annelida: The Segmented Worms 389 -- 14 Sipuncula and Echiura 447 -- 15 The Emergence of the Arthropods: Onychophorans, Tardigrades, -- Trilobites, and the Arthropod Bauplan 463 -- 16 Phylum Arthropoda: The Crustacea 513 -- 17 Phylum Arthropoda: The Hexapoda (Insects and Their Kin) 591 -- 18 Phylum Arthropoda: The Myriapods (Centipedes, Millipedes, -- and Their Kin) 639 -- 19 Phylum Arthropoda: The Cheliceriformes 655 -- 20 Phylum Mollusca 703 -- 21 Lophophorates 773 -- 22 Phylum Echinodermata 803 -- 23 Other Deuterostomes: Chaetognatha, Hemichordata, Chordata 841 -- 24 Perspectives on Invertebrate Phylogeny 875
Summary 'Invertebrates' 2nd edition presents a modern survey of the 34 animal phyla (plus the Protista) and serves as both a college course text and a reference on invertebrate biology. It is organized around the themes of bauplans (body plans) and evolution (phylogenetics). Detailed classifications, phylogenetic trees, and references for all phyla are provided. The text is accompanied by detailed line drawings and - new to this edition - four-colour photographs. Other key changes from the 1st edition (1990) include: the incorporation of all the new developments in phylogenetics, developmental biology and molecular genetics; major changes at the highest levels among the invertebrates; three phyla that appeared in the original book Pentastomida, Pogonophora and Vestimentifera no longer exist, and an entire new phylum, Cycliophora, has been erected. Moreover, this edition discusses recent work in molecular systematics, and there is a large new section on "Kingdom Protista" (replacing "Protozoa") containing new contemporary views of these organisms (arranged in 17 phyla)
Notes Previous ed.: 1990
Formerly CIP. Uk
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Invertebrates.
Invertebrates.
Author Brusca, Gary J.
LC no. 2002154089
ISBN 0878930973 :