ISBN-10: 0878930981

ISBN-13: 9780878930982

Edition: 1990

Authors: Richard C. Brusca, Gary J. Brusca

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Introductory textbook frames the invertebrates within the context of evolutionary biology and develops around three fundamental themes: functional body architecture; developmental patterns and life history strategies; and evolution and phylogenetic relationships. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $96.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Sinauer Associates, Incorporated
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 922
Size: 8.66" wide x 11.42" long
Weight: 5.412
Language: English

Where Did Invertebrates Come From?
Where Do Invertebrates Live?
Some Comments On Evolution
A Final Introductory Message to the Reader
Classification, Systematics, and Phylogeny
Biological Classification
Important Concepts and Terms
Constructing Phylogenies and Classifications
Animal Architecture and the Bauplan Concept
Body Symmetry
Cellularity, Body Size, Germ Layers, and Body Cavities
Locomotion and Support
Feeding Mechanisms
Excretion and Osmoregulation
Circulation and Gas Exchange
Nervous Systems and Sense Organs
Hormones and Pheromones
Animal Development, Life Histories, and Origins
Eggs and Embryos
Life Cycles: Sequences and Strategies
The Relationships between Ontogeny and Phylogeny
Origins of Major Groups of Metazoa
The Protists
Taxonomic History and Classification
Classification of the Protista
The Protist Bauplan
Phylum Euglenida
Phylum Kinetoplastida (The Trypanosomes and Their Relatives)
Phylum Ciliophora (The Ciliates)
Phylum Apicomplexa (The Gregarines, Coccidians, Haemosporidians, and Piroplasms)
Phylum Dinoflagellata
Phylum Stramenopila
Phylum Rhizopoda (Amebas)
Phylum Actinopoda
Phylum Granuloreticulosa (Foraminifera and Their Kin)
Phylum Diplomonadida
Phylum Parabasilida (The Trichomonads and Hypermastigotes)
Phylum Cryptomonada
Phylum Microspora
Phylum Ascetospora
Phylum Choanoflagellata
Phylum Chlorophyta
Phylum Opalinida
Genus Stephanopogon
Protist Phylogeny
Phylum Porifera: The Sponges
Taxonomic History and Classification
The Poriferan Bauplan
Some Additional Aspects of Sponge Biology
Poriferan Phylogeny
Four Phyla of Uncertain Affinity
Taxonomic History
Mesozoan Bauplans
Mesozoan Phylogeny
Phylum Cnidaria
Taxonomic History and Classification
The Cnidarian Bauplan
Cnidarian Phylogeny
Phylum Ctenophora: The Comb Jellies
Taxonomic History and Classification
The Ctenophoran Bauplan
Ctenophoran Phylogeny
Phylum Platyhelminthes
Taxonomic History and Classification
The Platyhelminth Bauplan
Platyhelminth Phylogeny
Phylum Nemertea: The Ribbon Worms
Taxonomic History and Classification
The Nemertean Bauplan
Nemertean Phylogeny
Blastocoelomates and Other Phyla
Taxonomic History
The Blastocoelomate Condition
Phylum Rotifera: The Rotifers
Phylum Gastrotricha: The Gastrotrichs
Phylum Kinorhyncha: The Kinorhynchs
Phylum Nemata: The Nematodes
Phylum Nematomorpha: Hair Worms and Their Kin
Phylum Priapula: The Priapulans
Phylum Acanthocephala: The Acanthocephalans
Phylum Entoprocta: The Entroprocts
Phylum Gnathostomulida: The Gnathostomulids
Phylum Loricifera: The Loriciferans
Phylum Cycliophora: The Cycliophorans
Some Phylogenetic Considerations
Phylum Annelida: The Segmented Worms
Taxonomic History and Classification
The Annelid Bauplan
Pogonophoridae: The Beard Worms
Annelid Phylogeny
Sipuncula and Echiura
The Sipunculans
The Sipunculan Bauplan
The Echiurans
The Echiuran Bauplan
Some Comments on Phylogeny
The Emergence of the Arthropods: Onychophorans, Tardigrades, Trilobites, and the Arthropod Bauplan
Phylum Onychophora
Phylum Tardigrada
An Introduction to the Arthropods
The Trilobites (Subphylum Trilobitomorpha)
The Evolution of Arthropods
Phylum Arthropoda: The Crustacea
Classification of the Crustacea
Subphylum Crustacea
Synopses of Crustacean Taxa
The Crustacean Bauplan
Crustacean Phylogeny
Phylum Arthropoda: The Hexapoda (Insects and Their Kin)
Hexapod Classification
Subphylum Hexapoda
Synopses of Major Hexapod Taxa
The Hexapod Bauplan
Hexapod Evolution
Phylum Arthropoda: The Myriapods (Centipedes, Millipedes, and Their Kin)
Myriapod Classification
Subphylum Myriapoda
Synopses of Myriapod Taxa
The Myriapod Bauplan
Phylum Arthropoda: The Cheliceriformes
Subphylum Cheliceriformes
Synopses of the Chelicerate Taxa
The Chelicerate Bauplan
The Class Pycnogonida
The Pycnogonid Bauplan
Cheliceriform Phylogeny
Phylum Mollusca
Taxonomic History and Classification
The Molluscan Bauplan
Molluscan Evolution and Phylogeny
The Lophophorates: An Overview
Taxonomic History
The Lophophorate Bauplan
Phylum Phoronida
The Phoronid Bauplan
Phylum Ectoprocta
The Ectoproct Bauplan
Phylum Brachiopoda
The Brachiopod Bauplan
Lophophorate Phylogeny
Phylum Echinodermata
Taxonomic History and Classification
The Echinoderm Bauplan
Echinoderm Phylogeny
Other Deuterostomes: Chaetognatha, Hemichordata, Chordata
Taxonomic History and Classification
Phylum Chaetognatha: Arrow Worms
The Chaetognath Bauplan
Phylum Hemichordata: The Hemichordates
The Hemichordate Bauplan
Phylum Chordata: The Chordates
The Urochordates (Tunicates)
The Tunicate Bauplan
The Cephalochordates
The Cephalochordate Bauplan
Phylogenetic Considerations
Perspectives on Invertebrate Phylogeny
A Word about Characters
Metazoan Evolution
Other Ideas about Animal Phylogeny
Common Human Diseases Transmitted by Insects
Data Matrix for Analysis of Metazoan Phylogeny
Illustration Credits
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