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Paperback reprint of a 2005 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.
- Gould, Schram, and the paleontological perspective in evolutionary biology; C. Baron & J.T. Høeg
- Decapod crustaceans, the K/P event, and Palaeocene recovery; C.E. Schweitzer & R.M. Feldmann
- Oelandocaris oelandica and the stem lineage of Crustacea; M. Stein, D. Waloszek & A. Maas
- Early Palaeozoic non-lamellipedian arthropods; J. Bergström & X.-G. Hou
- Comparative morphology and relationships of the Agnostida; T.J. Cotton & R.A. Fortey
III DEVELOPMENT AND EVOLUTION
- Heads, Hox and the phylogenetic position of trilobites; G. Scholtz & G.D. Edgecombe
- Resolving arthropod relationships: Present and future insights from evo-devo studies; S. Hrycaj & A. Popadi
IV COMPARATIVE MORPHOLOGY
- Evolution of eye structure and arthropod phylogeny; C. Bitsch & J. Bitsch
- Appendage loss and regeneration in arthropods: A comparative view; D. Maruzzo, L. Bonato, C. Brena, G. Fusco & A. Minelli
V ARTHROPOD PHYLOGENETICS
- What are Ostracoda? A cladistic analysis of the extant superfamilies of the subclasses Myodocopa and Podocopa (Crustacea: Ostracoda); D.J. Horne, I. Schön, R.J. Smith & K. Martens
- Relationships within the Pancrustacea: Examining the influence of additional Malacostracan 18S and 28S rDNA; C.C. Babbit & N.H. Patel
- Relationships between hexapods and crustaceans based on four mitochondrial genes; A. Carapelli, F. Nardi, R. Dallai, J.L. Boore, P. Li & F. Frati
- The position of crustaceans within the Arthropoda - Evidence from nine molecular loci and morphology; G. Giribet, S. Richter, G.D. Edgecombe & W.C. Wheeler
VI METAZOAN PHYLOGENETICS
- Playing 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. Scholtz
Appendices: Publications of Frederick R. Schram
Taxa erected by or in collaboration with F.R. Schram