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Handbook of Zoology/ Handbuch der Zoologie

A Natural History of the Phyla of the Animal Kingdom / Eine Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches

Founded by Kükenthal, Willy

Ed. by Schmidt-Rhaesa, Andreas

Handbook of Zoology

Gastrotricha, Cycloneuralia and Gnathifera

Volume 3

Gastrotricha and Gnathifera

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    December 2014
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    • Comprehensive account of the morphology, ecology, phylogeny and diversity of theGastrotricha and Gnathifera
    • Including newly described Micrognathozoa
    • Taxa with important roles in marine meiofaunal communities
    • Recent discoveries and evolutionary questions treated

    Aims and Scope

    This section of the Handbook of Zoology is intended as a comprehensive and exhaustive account of the biology of the taxa Gastrotricha, Nematoda, Nematomorpha, Priapulida, Kinorhyncha, Loricifera, Gnathostomulida, Micrognathozoa, Rotifera, Seisonida and Acanthocephala, covering all relevant topics such as morphology, ecology, phylogeny and diversity. The series is intended to be a detailed and up-to-date account of these taxa. As was the case with the first edition, the Handbook is intended to serve as a reliable resource for decades.

    Many of the taxa of this volume are comparatively unknown to many biologists, despite their diversity and importance for example in meiofaunal communities (Gastrotricha, Rotifera, Gnathostomulida), their fascinating recent discoveries (Loricifera and Micrognathozoa), their importance as parasites (many nematodes, Nematomorpha, Acanthocephala) and their importance for evolutionary questions (e.g. Priapulida, Gastrotricha). The groups covered range from those poor in species (such as Micrognathozoa with 2 known species) to the species-rich and diverse Nematoda and their ca. 20.000 described species. While each taxon is covered by one chapter, nematodes are treated in several chapters dedicated to their structural, taxonomic and ecological diversity.

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    Approx. xi, 354 pages
    Type of Publication:
    Specialist Text
    Morphology; Nemotode; Parasite; Zoology; Zoological Systematics

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    Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa, University ofHamburg, Germany.

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