Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla
Animal Evolution is a complete analysis of the evolutionary interrelationships and myriad diversity of the animal kingdom. Using modern phylogenetic reasoning based on characters from an extensive review of morphology, including ultrastructure, and embryology, each phylum is analysed to ascertain its monophyly and hence its ancestral characters. These ancestral characters are then used to construct a complete phylogenetic tree of the extant animal phyla. This new edition of Animal Evolution brings the subject fully up to date including some new ideas and emphases, as well as new bibliographic data. It also includes new chapters on the use of computer programmes and on the use of the new molecular techniques to create phylogenies, both techniques that have grown in prevalence in the field since the first edition was published. Illustrated throughout with finely detailed line drawings and clear diagrams. From reviews of the first edition of Animal Evolution: 'A clear and engaging style exemplified by a series of superbly concise descriptions of the phyla.... These are complemented by excellent illustrations.... The volume belongs on every biologist's bookshelf.' Simon Conway- Morris, Nature 'Texts like these constitute the very cream of taxonomic literature.... It really is a joy to read... and in my opinion it constitutes a highly recommended book for all zoologists. I think it is also particularly suited for seminars on animal classification for both undergraduate and graduate students.' JC von Vaupel Klein, Crustaceana 'I highly recommend this book as a fascinating theory of animal relationships, and an excellent summary of the phylogenetically informative aspects of the biology of the whole animal kingdom.' Maximilian J Telford, Systematic Entomology
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Acta zool adult ancestral annelids anus apical organ apical pole apomorphies archenteron arthropods Aschelminthes basement membrane becomes bilaterians Biol blastomeres blastopore body cavity body wall brachiopods brain canal characters chitin chordates cilia ciliary bands cilium cnidarians coelomic cavities coelomic sacs compound cilia crustaceans ctenophores cuticle deuterostomes dorsal echinoderms ectoderm ectoprocts eggs embryo embryology endoderm endostyle enteropneusts entoproct epithelial epithelium formed function ganglia ganglion gastrotrichs gastrula gill slits glands gonads homologous introvert invagination Invertebrates larvae lateral layer lecithotrophic longitudinal lophophore mesocoel mesoderm metacoel metamorphosis metanephridia metazoan microvilli molluscs monociliate cells morphology mouth multiciliate cells muscle cells nerve nervous system neural tube Nielsen pair pharynx phoronids phyla phylogenetic phylogeny phylum planktotrophic platyhelminths polychaetes posterior proboscis protocoel protonephridia protostomes prototroch redrawn ring rotifers Ruppert segments sensory side sister group species spiral cleavage spiralian stage Stockh Storch structure surrounded synapomorphies tentacles trochophore types ultrastructure Univ urochord ventral vertebrates