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Barnard, J. Laurens (Jerry Laurens), 1928-1991.
Families and genera of marine Gammaridean Amphipoda.
Washington, Smithsonian Institution Press; [for sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off.] 1969
|All Authors / Contributors:||
J Laurens Barnard
|Description:||vi, 535 pages illustrations 24 cm.|
|Contents:||Introduction. pp. 1. Status of gammaridean systematics. pp. 3. Morphological terminology. pp. 3. Morphology of a gammaridean amphipod. pp. 5. Geographic distribution of marine Gammaridea. pp. 13. The composition of a faunule. pp. 17. Morphological evolution of the Amphipoda. pp. 21. Interfamilial gammaridean relationships. pp. 31. Limnetic evolution of the Gammaridea. pp. 40. Identification procedures. pp. 44. Diagnosis of the basic marine gammaridean (many marine Gammaridae). pp. 50. Order Amphipoda. pp. 105. Key to the suborders of Amphipoda. pp. 105. Key to the families of the suborder Gammaridea. pp. 106. Literature cited. pp. 482-506. Appendix 1. Dissection of an amphipod. pp. 507. Appendix 2. Amphipod analytical sheet. pp. 512. Appendix 3. Glossary of special terms. pp. 520. Index and familial assignment of gammaridean genera. pp. 524-535.|
|Series Title:||Bulletin (United States National Museum), 271.|
|Responsibility:||[by] J. Laurens Barnard.|
At best, the present work is a stopgap. Specialists recognize that much exploration and discovery remain to be accomplished in the Amphipoda. No specialist is nearly satisfied with current classification at familial levels. Many genera are extremely confused, not only for the lack of clear description of their type-species but for the obviously erroneous inclusion of many of their congeners.