By Michael Allaby
This best-selling dictionary is the main entire and recent of its sort, containing over 6,000 entries on all elements of zoology. Wide-ranging, authoritative, and with jargon-free definitions, this dictionary is an quintessential reference software. Complemented via a number of illustrations, it comprises phrases from the components of ecology, animal habit, evolution, earth heritage, zoogeography, genetics, and body structure and gives complete taxonomic insurance of arthropods, different invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.
The fourth version has been absolutely revised and up to date and contains many new entries, for instance, activational results of hormones, aqueous humor, deprivation studies, immunization, and Psocoptera. It additionally beneficial properties new phrases from anatomy and body structure, biomechanics, neurophysiology, immunology, and evolutionary development.
Recommended internet hyperlinks could be accessed through the Dictionary of Zoology significant other site and supply helpful additional info by way of directing you to helpful on-line assets and the homepages of appropriate businesses. distinct appendices comprise an inventory of endangered animals, the common genetic code, the geologic time scale, SI devices, and a taxonomic class scheme in accordance with the three-domain taxonomic system.
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The only living representatives are the turtles (*Chelonia) but three other groups flourished in the late *Palaeozoic, two of them surviving into the *Triassic. Anapsida Anaptomorphidae (suborder *Haplorhini (or *Prosimii, infraorder *Tarsiiformes) An extinct family of tarsierlike animals that showed signs of specialization. There were at least 20 genera, distributed in Europe and America from the *Palaeocene to *Oligocene. There are about six species, living in cold to Arctic waters. Anas (dabbling dudes) See ANATIDAE.
The class contains two orders. *Palaeonemertini and *Heteronemertini. Pacific region. All species are obligate parasites of placental mammals and feed on blood; this being digested with the aid of symbiotic bacteria. Approximately 840 species of mammal are known to harbour Anoplura, and more are expected to be discovered. Anoptichthys jordanl (blind cavefish) See CHARACIDAE. America. There are 175 species. Anser (geese) See ANATIDAE. Page 31 Anseranas semlpalmatis (magple goose) See ANATIDAE.
They are shallowwater fish of all temperate and tropical seas. Apollo butterflies See PAPILIONIDAE. apomixis A form of reproduction that superficially appears to be sexual but actually occurs without the fusion of a male and female *gamete. The long neck of the giraffe is apomorphic; the short neck of its ancestor is *plesiomorphic.