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Primary consumers: herbivores and detritivores

Donald S. McLusky and Michael Elliott

in The Estuarine Ecosystem: Ecology, Threats and Management

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780198525080
eISBN:
9780191728198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198525080.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter examines the productivity of the important primary consumer trophic level, considering first the macrofaunal mud dwellers, which are mostly infaunal deposit feeders, but which may make ... More


Paleontological Context

Michel Laurin

in How Vertebrates Left the Water

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520266476
eISBN:
9780520947986
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520266476.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter presents a brief survey of the appearance and evolution of various taxa in continental habitats, first discussing the evolutionary history of terrestrial plants, arthropods, mollusks, ... More


SPIRALIA (LOPHOTROCHOZOA)

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/9780199606023.003.0023
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The Spiralia (Lophotrochozoa) is a clade consisting of five phyla or groups of phyla whose interrelationships have proved difficult to resolve: Schizocoelia, Platyhelminthes, Gastrotricha, ... More


Phylum Annelida

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/9780199606023.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

Annelida is a phylum consisting of more than 16,500 described, living species of aquatic or terrestrial animals that are ecologically and systematically important. Two questionable species are the ... More


Phylum Sipuncul

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/9780199606023.003.0026
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Animal Biology

The phylum Sipuncula is comprised of approximately 150 benthic, marine species. Fossils from the Lower Cambrian suggest a number of strikingly ‘modern’ sipunculans. The sipunculans have two body ... More


Worms, Leeches, Centipedes, Woodlice, etc

Ian C. Beavis

in Insects and other Invertebrates in Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859892841
eISBN:
9781781380598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859892841.003.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This chapter describes the following: earthworms (Ges enteron/Lumbricus); leeches (Bdella/Hirudo); centipedes (Skolopendra/Centipes); and millipedes and woodlice (Ioulos, and Oniskos/Multipeda). It ... More


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