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The nature of higher taxa

T.S. Kemp

in The Origin of Higher Taxa: Palaeobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199691883
eISBN:
9780191807565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691883.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

A higher taxon can be defined as a set of species forming a cluster in multidimensional morphospace separated from other such clusters by relatively large distances. Alternatively, an ecological ... More


Relationships of Higher Molluscan Taxa

Gerhard Haszprunar, Christoffer Schande, and Kenneth M. Halanych

in Phylogeny and Evolution of the Mollusca

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520250925
eISBN:
9780520933705
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520250925.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter investigates the relationships among the members of the higher taxa of phylum Mollusca. It explains the systematic position of the Mollusca and evaluates the application of a ... More


Introduction

T.S. Kemp

in The Origin of Higher Taxa: Palaeobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199691883
eISBN:
9780191807565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691883.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter introduces the main topics and organization of the book and outlines the categories of available evidence. These are the structural and functional nature of organisms; what the fossil ... More


The Origin of Higher Taxa: Palaeobiological, developmental, and ecological perspectives

T.S. Kemp

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199691883
eISBN:
9780191807565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199691883.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

The book addresses the rarely discussed question of how new higher taxa such as orders, classes, and phyla evolve. There are two focal issues: how the tight functional integration amongst the parts ... More


How does species richness accumulate over time?

Timothy G. Barraclough

in The Evolutionary Biology of Species

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780198749745
eISBN:
9780191814020
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198749745.003.0010
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Species are units for understanding the evolution of diversity over large geographical scales and long timescales. This chapter investigates the processes causing proliferation and demise of species ... More


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