Download e-book for iPad: A Dictionary of Zoology by Michael Allaby

By Michael Allaby

ISBN-10: 0192800760

ISBN-13: 9780192800763

This dictionary is a accomplished and updated reference paintings on all features of the examine of animals. Now totally revised for this new version, with over 5,000 entries, it's perfect for college students and should be necessary to beginner naturalists and all people with an curiosity within the topic. Key positive factors of this moment version: * extensive assurance together with animal habit, ecology, body structure, genetics, cytology, evolution, Earth heritage, zoogeography * complete taxonomic insurance of arthropods, different invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals * thoroughly revised to include the hot discovery of 'extremophiles'--organisms residing in environments previously thought of impossibly hostile--and the taxonomic reclassification that this has entailed * New entries on genetics, evolutionary reports, and mammalian body structure

Show description

Read Online or Download A Dictionary of Zoology PDF

Best entomology books

New PDF release: Ants: standard methods for measuring and monitoring

Numbering greater than 9 thousand defined species, ants rank one of the such a lot considerable and common of insect groups—the collective weight of ants in tropical forests and grasslands may well represent up to 10 to fifteen percentage of the animal biomass. Written by means of thirty prime ant biologists, this entire booklet describes methods for surveying the variety of ground-dwelling ants.

Download e-book for iPad: The insects: Structure and function by R. F. Chapman

The bugs has been the normal textbook within the box because the first version released over 40 years in the past. construction at the strengths of Chapman's unique textual content, this long-awaited fifth version has been revised and accelerated by way of a group of eminent insect physiologists, bringing it totally updated for the molecular period.

Download PDF by Ralph E. Williams: Veterinary Entomology: Livestock and Companion Animals

Cattle creation structures and a few husbandry practices are susceptible to generating veterinary vital entomological issues. additionally, numerous arthropod-borne illnesses? akin to West Nile and a few varieties of encephalitis? can impact either people and animals. to bypass those difficulties effectively, an exceptional figuring out of veterinary entomology will be the root of finished animal-health courses and construction administration practices.

Get Plant Pathology PDF

It is a textbook on plant illnesses, easy methods to realize them, deal with them, and forestall them. it really is up to date and revised by way of the addition of color plates, new, extra present references, and is released in a bigger layout

Additional resources for A Dictionary of Zoology

Example text

There are about 4000 species, occurring mainly­in the temperate northern hemisphere. aphids See APHIDIDAE. aphotic Of an environment, without light. apical system At the centre of the Page 35 *aboral surface of some *Echinodermata, a double ring of plates surrounding a hole (*periproct) that contains the *anus.  mellifera) have achieved the highest levels of insect sociality, apart from those found among the termites and ants, with a morphologically distinct *worker caste.  There are 1060 species.

They occur from the *Jurassic to the present.  The order contains the sea hares.  Extant during the *Silurian and *Devonian Periods, these small (up to 15 cm in length) animals lived predominantly in fresh water. Anas platyrhynchos (mallard) See ANATIDAE. anastomose To join together structures, such as blood vessels, separated by the earlier branching of a single structure, forming loops or a network.  There are 43 species, with cosmopolitan distribution. Anatolepis heintzi Possibly one of the earliest jawless fish, known from a number of associated scales and fragments discovered in Lower *Ordovician (Arenig) strata of Spitzbergen.

Apistogramma ramirezi (butterfly cichlid) See CICHLIDAE. Aplacophora (Solenogastres; phylum *Mollusca, class *Amphineura) A subclass of *benthic, worm­like molluscs which lack a dorsal covering of valves.  This group does not occur in the fossil record. aplanetism Condition in which no motile stage is formed. aplanogamete Anon­motile *gamete. aplasia The failure of an organ to develop.  The scaleless skin bears papillae, giving it a velvety appearance.  America.  America. Aplodontia (mountain beaver) See APLODONTIDAE.

Download PDF sample

A Dictionary of Zoology by Michael Allaby

by Richard

Rated 4.70 of 5 – based on 36 votes