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The origins and evolution of the Ecdysozoa

Maximilian J. Telford, Sarah J. Bourlat, Andrew Economou, Daniel Papillon, and Omar Rota-Stabelli

in Animal Evolution: Genomes, Fossils, and Trees

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199549429
eISBN:
9780191721601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199549429.003.0008
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Developmental Biology

Ecdysozoa is a clade composed of eight phyla, three of which — arthropods, tardigrades, and onychophorans — share segmentation and have appendages, and the remaining five — nematodes, nematomorphs, ... More


A gallery of the major bilaterian clades

Alessandro Minelli

in Perspectives in Animal Phylogeny and Evolution

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780198566205
eISBN:
9780191713866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198566205.003.0006
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Current perspectives on the phylogeny of the major lineages of bilaterian animals are reviewed. Molecular phylogenetics suggests that the Acoela represent the most basally branching group of living ... More


Neurobiology of Perception of Illusory Contours in Animals

Andreas Nieder

in How Animals See the World: Comparative Behavior, Biology, and Evolution of Vision

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195334654
eISBN:
9780199933167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195334654.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter describes the putative neurobiological mechanisms of illusory contour perception in vertebrates and invertebrates. Different animal species with divergent and independently evolved ... More


A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia

Marisa Tellez

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520098893
eISBN:
9780520957367
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098893.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

Records of parasitism in crocodilians date back to the early 1800s, distributed among published works, unpublished manuscripts, and international parasite catalogs. It is possible that parasites of ... More


PANARTHROPODA

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0043
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Panarthropoda is a group of segmented ecdysozoans arranged into three phyla: Arthropoda, Onychophora, and Tardigrada. The panarthropods are almost unanimously regarded as monophyletic, and ... More


Phylum Arthropoda

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0044
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Arthropoda is one of the largest phyla in the animal kingdom, with the insects alone purportedly consisting of several million living species. The other arthropods are estimated to be more than ... More


Phylum Onychophora

Claus Nielsen

in Animal Evolution: Interrelationships of the Living Phyla

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199606023
eISBN:
9780191774706
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606023.003.0045
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The phylum Onychophora consists of about 200 species of terrestrial animals that are mainly found in humid tropical and southern temperate regions, and comprises two families: Peripatidae and ... More


Parasite-Crocodilian Database

Marisa Tellez

in A Checklist of Host-Parasite Interactions of the Order Crocodylia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780520098893
eISBN:
9780520957367
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520098893.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter lists all of the major parasite groups identified from crocodilians and lists the crocodilian species infected with the particular parasite species.


PERSPECTIVE—Heads And Brains In Arthropods: 40 Years After The ‘Endless Dispute’

Gerhard Scholtz

in Structure and Evolution of Invertebrate Nervous Systems

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780199682201
eISBN:
9780191813436
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199682201.003.0033
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

The problem of arthropod head segmentation is addressed. In spite of a certain consensus concerning some features, such as a deutocerebral position of chelicerae, the head problem is still unsolved. ... More


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