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Author: Richard C Brusca; Wendy Moore, (Entomologist); Stephen M Shuster
Publisher: Sunderland, Massachusetts U.S.A. : Sinauer Associates, Inc., Publishers, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
"For each of 32 currently recognized phyla, Invertebrates, Third Edition presents detailed classifications, taxonomic synopses, updated information on general biology and anatomy, and current phylogenetic hypotheses. Chapters are organized around the "new animal phylogeny," along with basic background on invertebrates. Illustrated with abundant line drawings, color photos, boxes, and tables"--

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard C Brusca; Wendy Moore, (Entomologist); Stephen M Shuster
ISBN: 9781605353753 1605353752
OCLC Number: 967827010
Description: xix, 1,104 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Chapter 1. Introduction --
Chapter 2. Systematics, Phylogeny and Classification --
Chapter 3. The Protists : Kingdom Protista --
Chapter 4. Introduction to the Animal Kingdom Animal Architecture and Body Plans --
Chapter 5. Introduction to the Animal Kingdom : Development, Life Histories and Origin --
Chapter 6. Two Basal Metazoan Phyla : Porifera and Placozoa --
Chapter 7. Phylum Cridaria : Anemones, Corals, JellyFish, and their Kin --
Chapter 8. Phylum Ctenophora : The Comb Jellies --
Chapter 9. Introduction to the Bilateria and the Phylum Xenacolelomorpha : Triploblasty and Bilateral Symmetry Proviide New Anenues for Animal Radiation --
Chapter 10 : Phylum Platyhelminthes : The Flatworms --
Chapter 11. Four Enigmatic Protostome Phyla : Rhombozoa, Orthonectida, Chaetognatha, Gastroticha --
Chapter 12. Phylum Nemertea : The Ribbon worms --
Chapter 13. Phylum Mollusca --
Chapter 14. Phylum Annelida : The Segmented (and some Unsegmented) --
Chapter 15 : Two Enigmataic Spiralian Phyla : Entoprocta and Cycliophora --
Chapter 16. The Gnathifera : Phyla Gnathostomulida, Rotifera (including Acanthocephala), and Micrognathozoa --
Chapter 17. Chap. 13. Phylum annelida : the segmented worms --
Chap. 14. Four phyla of coelomate worms --
Chap. 15. Phylum arthropoda : the arthropod Bauplan and the trilobites --
Chap. 16. Phylum arthropoda : the cheliceriformes --
Chap. 17. Phylum arthropoda : the insects and myriapods --
Chap. 18. Phylum arthropoda : the crustaceans --
Chap. 19. Three enigmatic groups and a review of arthropod phylogeny --
Chap. 20. Phylum mollusca --
Chap. 21. The lophophorate phyla : phoronids, ectoprocts, and brachiopods --
Chap. 22. Phylum echinodermata --
Chap. 23. Other deuterostomes : chaetognatha, hemichordata, chordata --
Chap. 24. Perspectives on invertebrate phylogeny.
Responsibility: Richard C. Brusca, Wendy Moore, Stephen M. Shuster.


Invertebrates presents a modern survey of the 34 animal phyla (plus the Protista) and serves as both a college course text and a reference on invertebrate biology.  Read more...


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