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About this book
About this book
Compared to other arthropods, crustaceans are characterized by an unparalleled disparity of body plans. Traditionally, the specialization of arthropod segments and appendages into distinct body regions has served as a convenient basis for higher classification; however, many relationships within the phylum Arthropoda still remain controversial.
Can Crustacea even be considered a monophyletic group?
If so, then which are their closest relatives within the Arthropoda?
The answers to such questions will play a key role in understanding patterns and processes in arthropod evolution, including the disappearance of certain body plans from the fossil record, as well as incidences of transition from aquatic to terrestrial environments.
Crustacea and Arthropod Relationships, written by a team of internationally recognized experts, presents a wide variety of viewpoints, while offering an up-to-date summary of recent progress across several disciplines. With rich detail and vibrancy, it addresses the evolution and phylogenetic relationships of the Arthropoda based upon molecular, developmental, morphological, and paleontological evidence.
I INTRODUCTIONGould, Schram, and the paleontological perspective in evolutionary biology; C. Baron & J.T. H?egII PALEOZOOLOGYDecapod crustaceans, the K/P event, and Palaeocene recovery; C.E. Schweitzer & R.M. FeldmannOelandocaris oelandica and the stem lineage of Crustacea; M. Stein, D. Waloszek & A. MaasEarly Palaeozoic non-lamellipedian arthropods; J. Bergstr/m & X.-G. HouComparative morphology and relationships of the Agnostida; T.J. Cotton & R.A. ForteyIII DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTIONHeads, Hox and the phylogenetic position of trilobites; G. Scholtz & G.D. EdgecombeResolving arthropod relationships: Present and future insights from evo-devo studies; S. Hrycaj & A. PopadiIV COMPARATIVE MORPHOLOGYEvolution of eye structure and arthropod phylogeny; C. Bitsch & J. BitschAppendage loss and regeneration in arthropods: A comparative view; D. Maruzzo, L. Bonato, C. Brena, G. Fusco & A. MinelliV ARTHROPOD PHYLOGENETICSWhat are Ostracoda? A cladistic analysis of the extant superfamilies of the subclasses Myodocopa and Podocopa (Crustacea: Ostracoda); D.J. Horne, I. Sch/n, R.J. Smith & K. MartensRelationships within the Pancrustacea: Examining the influence of additional Malacostracan 18S and 28S rDNA; C.C. Babbit & N.H. PatelRelationships between hexapods and crustaceans based on four mitochondrial genes; A. Carapelli, F. Nardi, R. Dallai, J.L. Boore, P. Li & F. FratiThe position of crustaceans within the Arthropoda - Evidence from nine molecularloci and morphology; G. Giribet, S. Richter, G.D. Edgecombe & W.C. WheelerVI METAZOAN PHYLOGENETICSPlaying another round of metazoan phylogenetics: Historical epistemology, sensitivity analysis, and the position of Arthropoda within the Metazoa on the basis of morphology; R.A. Jenner & G. ScholtzAppendices: Publications of Frederick R. Schram; Taxa erected by or in collaboration with F.R. SchramColor insert