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Early vertebrates

Author: Phillippe Janvier
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002
Series: Oxford monographs in geology
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprView all editions and formats
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This is a unique, up-to-date and well-illustrated monograph on early vertebrates (mainly fish), their appearance and way of life, and their cladistic relationships to extant vertebrates.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phillippe Janvier
ISBN: 0198526466 9780198526469
OCLC Number: 488996997
Description: xiii, 393 s. : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction ; 1. What, where and when? Early vertebrates as we imagine them ; 2. From rocks to theories: techniques of preparation and methods of analysis ; 3. A look at extant vertebrates ; 4. Early vertebrates and their extant relatives ; 5. Interrelationships of the major craniate taxa: current phylogenetic theories and controversies ; 6. Anatomical philosophy: homologies, transformations and character phylogenies ; 7. Evolution and life history ; 8. Women, men, and early vertebrates ; Epilogue
Series Title: Oxford monographs in geology
Responsibility: Philippe Janvier

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