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Academic & Professional Books  Insects & other Invertebrates  Arthropods (excl. insects)  Crustaceans

Evolution and Phylogeny of Pancrustacea A Story of Scientific Method

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By: Frederick R Schram(Author), Stefan Koenemann(Author)
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  • Evolution and Phylogeny of Pancrustacea ISBN: 9780195365764 Hardback Feb 2022 Available for pre-order : Due Feb 2022
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The scientific understanding of arthropod phylogeny and evolution has changed significantly in recent decades. One of the most momentous alterations involved crustaceans, which are not a monophyletic group, but are part of a larger group along with insects: Pancrustacea. The old ideas surrounding crustacean evolution have served scientists well for many years; it is now time to turn toward new research by embracing the results derived from investigations conducted largely within this century. For example, new definitions have arisen from sources across several fields of study, and Frederick R. Schram and Stefan Koenemann have created a book that explores paleobiodiversity and the diversity of modern body plans. Developments within ontogenetic studies continue to generate remarkable insights into crustaceomorph evolution in regard to patterns of embryology and a revolution in the application of development genetics.

Phylogeny techniques of analysis and new sources of data derived from molecular sequencing and genetic studies have forced scientists to consider new hypotheses concerning the interrelationships of all the pancrustaceans, both the crustaceomorphs and Hexapoda. Yet, some fossil groups still remain enigmatic (Thylacocephala). Despite this, research into fossils (even if incompletely understood) fills in gaps of our knowledge of paleobiodiversity, and it's useful for many things, including analyzing the origin and early evolution of Hexapoda.

Evolution and Phylogeny of Pancrustacea demonstrates the use of multiple alternative hypotheses and other techniques through the well-executed presentation of diverse data sources involving Pancrustacea. Readers are left with clues to great mysteries, including the possible pathways of evolution within marine arthropods.



Section 1
Chapter 1. Body Plans
Chapter 2. Segments and Body Regions
Chapter 3. Development
Chapter 4. Phylogeny and Classification
Chapter 5. Bradoriida and Phosphatocopida

Section 2. Class Oligostraca
Chapter 6. Mystacocarida
Chapter 7. Skaracarida
Chapter 8. Branchiura
Chapter 9. Pentastomida
Chapter 10. Ostracoda

Section 3. Class Multicrustacea: Subclass Hexanauplia
Chapter 11. Copepoda
Chapter 12. Ascothoracida
Chapter 13. Acrothoracica
Chapter 14. Rhizocephala
Chapter 15. Thoracica
Chapter 16. Tantulocarida
Chapter 17. Facetotecta
Chapter 18. Cyclida

Section 4. Class Multicrustacea: Subclass Malacostraca
Chapter 19. Phyllocarida
Chapter 20. Stem Eumalacostracans?
Chapter 21. Stomatopoda
Chapter 22. Aeschronectida
Chapter 23. Bathynellacea
Chapter 24. Anaspidacea

Section 4A. Infraclass Emalacostraca: Superorder Peracarida
Chapter 25. Mysida and Stygiomysida
Chapter 26. Lophogastrida
Chapter 27. Pygocephalomorpha
Chapter 28. Mictacea
Chapter 29. Spelaeogriphacea
Chapter 30. Thermosbaenacea
Chapter 31. Cumacea
Chapter 32. Tanaidacea
Chapter 33. Amphipoda and Ingolfiellida
Chapter 34. Isopoda

Section 4B. Infraclass Eumalacostraca: Superorder Eucarida
Chapter 35. Euphausiacea
Chapter 36. Dendrobranchiata
Chapter 37. Procaridea
Chapter 38. Caridea and Amphionides
Chapter 39. Stenopodea
Chapter 40. Reptantia
Chapter 41. Thylacocephala

Section 5. Class Allotriocarida: Subclass Branchiopoda
Chapter 42. Anostraca
Chapter 43. Lipostraca
Chapter 44. Notostraca and Allies (Calmanostraca)
Chapter 45. Clam Shrimp: Laevicaudata, Spinicaudata, and Cyclestheriida
Chapter 46. Cladocera

Section 6. Class Allotriocarida: Subclass Xenocarida
Chapter 47. Cephalocarida
Chapter 48. Remipedia
Chapter 49. Yicaris, Rehbachiella, and Allies
Chapter 50. "Enantiopods": Miscellaneous, Loose-End Crustaceomorphs

Section 7. Class Allotriocarida: Subclass Hexapoda
Chapter 51. Pancrustacea: Evolution of Hexapoda and Other Arthropods

Taxonomic Index
Subject Index

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Frederick R. Schram is Emeritus Professor at the University of Amsterdam and a Research Associate at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Cultures in Seattle, Washington. Stefan Koenemann formerly taught science at Montessori Bildungshaus Hannover in Germany.

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