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Invertebrate Relationships: Patterns in Animal Evolution

By: P Willmer

300 pages, Line drawings

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 1990 | #3144 | ISBN: 0521337127
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Hardback | Feb 1990 | #3143 | ISBN: 0521330645
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A stimulating account of both the relationships between invertebrate phyla, and of the phylogenetic pattern of the animal kingdom, bringing together information on invertebrate zoology.

'Anyone with an interest in phylogeny at high taxonomic levels should own this book, and this applies to undergraduates in biological and palaeontological sciences as well as to advanced students and veteran professionals. It is an excellent sorting-out of a traditionally difficult area.' James W. Valentine, Nature


Part I. Introduction to Animal Phylogeny: 1. Approaches to animal phylogeny; 2. Morphological patterns and traditional divisions; Part II. Sources of Evidence in Invertebrate Phylogeny: 3. Evidence from the fossil record; 4. Evidence from chemistry and genetics; 5. Evidence from embryology and larvae; 6. Evidence from cell ultrastructure; Part III. Phylogeny of Major Groups: 7. The origin of the Metazoa; 8. Acoelomates and other lowly worms; 9. The pseudocoelomates; 10. The phylogenetic position of molluscs; 11. Arthropod phylogeny; 12. The deuterostomes; 13. The Iophophorates; 14. A phylogenetic overview of invertebrates; References; Index.

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