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Crustacea and Arthropod Relationships

1st Edition

Edited by Stefan Koenemann, Ronald Jenner

CRC Press

440 pages

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Description

Compared to other arthropods, crustaceans are characterized by an unparalleled disparity of body plans. Traditionally, the specialization of arthropod segments and appendages into distinct body regions has served as a convenient basis for higher classification; however, many relationships within the phylum Arthropoda still remain controversial.

Table of Contents

Decapoda, the K/P-event, and the Palaeocene recovery. Oelandocaris oelandica Muller, 1983, and its significance to re-solving the stemlineage of Crustacea. Evolution of eye structure and arthropod phylogeny. Appendage loss and regeneration in arthropods: A comparative view. Resolving arthropod relation-ships: insights from evo-devo studies. Heads, Hox and the position of trilobites. Relationships between hexapods and crustaceans based on mitochondrial genomics. Comparative morphology and relationships of the Agnostida. Relationships between insect and crustaceans based on 18S rDNA.

Gould, Schram, and the palaeontological perspective in Zoology. The position of crustaceans within the Arthropoda - evidence from nine molecular loci and morphology. Playing another round of metazoan phylogenetics: historical epistemology, sensitivity analysis, and the position of Arthropoda within the Metazoa on the basis of morphology. Early Palaeozoic non-lamellipedian arthropods. What are ostracods?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NAT001000
NATURE / Animals / General
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI039000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Marine Biology
SCI086000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General