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Fossil Record and Evolution

Jerry A. Powell and Paul A. Opler

in Moths of Western North America

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520251977
eISBN:
9780520943773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520251977.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter discusses the relationships among lepidopteran evolutionary lineages based on changes in their morphological adaptation. It begins by discussing fossil records of Lepidoptera, followed ... More


Decisions, Memory, And The Neuroecology Of Food-Storing Birds

F. Sherry David

in The Interdisciplinary Science of Consumption

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780262027670
eISBN:
9780262325387
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262027670.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience

Several families of birds, including chickadees, jays, and woodpeckers, store food for later consumption. Some birds, like acorn woodpeckers, concentrate stored food in a defended larder while ... More


Gas exchange

Jill Lancaster and Barbara J. Downes

in Aquatic Entomology

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199573219
eISBN:
9780191774850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199573219.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Aquatic Biology, Animal Biology

This chapter explains the diverse ways insects manage to respire underwater. First, it reviews the basic principles of diffusion and the physical properties of gases, because this is instrumental to ... More


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