9780070122000

Animal Diversity

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  • ISBN13:

    9780070122000

  • ISBN10:

    0070122008

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 6/4/1999
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
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Summary

This brief text focuses on the heart of the zoology course: the study of the animal kingdom. Introductory chapters cover classification, evolution, and animal architecture. Appropriate for one-term majors or mixed majors/non-majors courses emphasizing animal diversity. Assumes students have had previous courses in general biology, genetics, and/or chemistry.

Table of Contents

Preface xiii
1 Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity
1(35)
2 Animal Architecture
36(17)
3 Classification and Phylogeny of Animals
53(14)
4 The Animal-Like Protista
67(20)
5 Sponges: Phylum Porifera
87(11)
6 The Radiate Animals: Cnidarians and Ctenophores
98(24)
7 Acoelomate Animals: Flatworms, Ribbon Worms, and Jaw Worms
122(17)
8 Pseudocoelomate Animals
139(15)
9 Molluscs
154(26)
10 Segmented Worms: The Annelids
180(16)
11 Arthropods
196(41)
12 Lesser Protostomes and Lophophorates
237(11)
13 Echinoderms, Hemichordates, and Chaetognaths
248(20)
14 Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates
268(18)
15 Fishes
286(24)
16 The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians
310(15)
17 Reptiles
325(19)
18 Birds
344(26)
19 Mammals
370(25)
General References 395(1)
Glossary 396(16)
Credits 412(3)
Index 415

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