Invertebrates (3rd Revised edition)

Invertebrates (3rd Revised edition)

By: Richard C. Brusca (author)Paperback

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"For each of 32 currently recognized phyla, Invertebrates, Third Edition presents detailed classifications, taxonomic synopses, updated information on general biology and anatomy, and current phylogenetic hypotheses. Chapters are organized around the "new animal phylogeny," along with basic background on invertebrates. Illustrated with abundant line drawings, color photos, boxes, and tables"--

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Richard C. Brusca is Director of Conservation and Research at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, and also holds adjunct research positions at the University of Arizona and CIAD (Centro de Investigacion en Alimentacion y Desarrollo), Mexico. He earned a B.S. at California State Polytechnic University, an M.Sc. at California State University (Los Angeles), and a Ph.D. at the University of Arizona. The author of over 100 research publications, including six books, Dr. Brusca is a widely recognized invertebrate zoologist, marine biologist, and Sea of Cortez and Sonoran Desert naturalist. He is a Fellow in both the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the Linnean Society (London). Dr. Brusca has been the recipient of research grants from numerous organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the National Geographic Society.


Introduction Classification, Systematics, Phylogeny The Protists: Kingdom Protista Introduction to Metazoa: Animal Architecture Introduction to Metazoa: Animal Development, Life Histories, and Origins Introduction to the Animal Kingdom Two Basal Metazoan Phyla: Porifera and Placozoa Phylum Cnidaria: Anemones, Corals, Jellyfish, and Their Kin Phylum Ctenophora: The Comb Jellies Introduction to the Bilateria, and the Phylum Xenacoelomorpha: Triploblasty and Bilateral Symmetry Provide New Avenues for Animal Radiation Phylum Platyhelminthes: Flatworms and Their Kin Four Enigmatic Protostome Phyla: Rhombozoa, Orthonectida, Chaetognatha, Gastrotricha Phylum Nemertea: The Ribbon Worms Phylum Mollusca: Snails, Clams, Cephalopods, and Their Kin Phylum Annelida: The Segmented (and Some Unsegmented) Worms Two Enigmatic Spiralian Phyla: Entoprocta and Cycliophora The Gnathifera: Phyla Gnathostomulida, Rotifera (including Acanthocephala), and Micrognathozoa The Lophophorates: Phyla Phoronida, Bryozoa, and Brachiopoda The Nematoida: Phyla Nematoda and Nematomorpha The Scalidophora: Phyla Kinorhyncha, Priapula, and Loricifera The Emergence of the Arthropods: Onychophora, Tardigrada, Trilobites, and the Arthropod Body Plan Phylum Arthropoda: The Crustacea Phylum Arthropoda The Hexapoda: Insects and Their Kin Phylum Arthropoda The Myriapods: Centipedes, Millipedes, and Their Kin Phylum Arthropoda: The Chelicerata Introduction to Deuterostomes, and the Phylum Echinodermata Phylum Hemichordata: Acorn Worms and Pterobranchs Phylum Chordata: Urochordata and Cephalochordata Perspectives on Invertebrate Phylogeny

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  • publication date: 15/03/2016
  • ISBN13: 9781605353753
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 500
  • ID: 9781605353753
  • weight: 2515
  • ISBN10: 1605353752
  • edition: 3rd Revised edition

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