Animal Diversity 13 9780073524252
Animal Diversity

Animal Diversity

Grade Levels: 13
By Cleveland Hickman, Jr. and Larry Roberts and Susan Keen and Allan Larson and David Eisenhour
Copyright: 2015
Publication Date: October 17, 2014
MHID: 0073524255
ISBN 13: 9780073524252

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New Features

We continue in updated form the major new structural feature of the previous edition: a cladogram depicting phylogenetic relationships among animal taxa appears in the inside front cover and serves to order our coverage of animal diversity in Chapters 5–20. The reformatted cladogram from the inside front cover appears in small form at the start of each taxonomic chapter, with the chapter’s taxonomic coverage highlighted on it.

References to new primary literature and to updated textbooks were added throughout the book.

The seventh edition includes an unusually large overhaul of our photographic illustrations to maintain consistently high quality in our depiction of animal diversity.

Recent revision of the standard geological timescale has required many updates in our coverage of the historical ages of animal taxa and the timing of major evolutionary events. We have updated throughout the book the major taxa recognized within animal phyla and the numbers of species recognized within them.

Key Features

Key words are boldfaced, which serves as a cross-reference to the glossary for definition, pronunciation, and derivation of each term.

A distinctive feature of this text is an opening essay at the beginning of each chapter. Each essay presents a theme or topic relating to the subject of the chapter to stimulate interest. Some present biological, particularly evolutionary, principles; others illuminate distinguishing characteristics of the animal group treated in the chapter.

Chapter notes, which appear throughout the book, augment the text material and offer interesting sidelights without interrupting the narrative.

Each chapter ends with a concise summary, review questions, and a list of annotated selected references. The review questions enable students to test themselves for retention and understanding of the more important chapter material.

The appearance and usefulness of this text are much enhanced by numerous full-color paintings by William C. Ober and Claire W. Garrison. Texts illustrated by Bill and Claire have received national recognition and won awards from the Association of Medical Illustrators, American Institute of Graphic Arts, Chicago Book Clinic, Printing Industries of America, and Bookbuilders West. Bill and Claire also are recipients of the Art Directors Award.

At the end of each survey chapter is a selection of related Internet links. The URLs for the pages are in the text’s website at .

Animal Diversity

1. Science of Zoology and Evolution of Animal Diversity
2. Animal Ecology
3. Animal Architecture
4. Taxonomy and Phylogeny of Animals
5. Unicellular Eukaryotes
6. Sponges: Phylum Porifera
7. Cnidarians and Ctenophores
8. Acoelomorpha, Platyzoa, and Mesozoa: Flatworms, Gastrotrichs, Gnathiferans, and Mesozoans
9. Polyzoa and Kryptrochozoa: Cycliophora, Entoprocta, Ectoprocta, Brachiopoda, Phoronida, and Nemertea
10. Molluscs
11. Annelids and Allied Taxa
12. Smaller Ecdysozoans
13. Arthropods
14. Chaetognaths, Echinoderms, and Hemichordates
15. Vertebrate Beginnings: The Chordates
16. Fishes
17. The Early Tetrapods and Modern Amphibians
18. Amniote Origins and Nonavian Reptiles
19. Birds
20. Mammals

About the Author

Cleveland Hickman, Jr.

Cleve Hickman is Professor Emeritus at Washington and Lee University, Lexington, VA.  He received his Ph.D. in Zoology from the University of British Columbia, did research in animal physiology for eight years, and taught zoology for over 30 years. He's made over 20 trips to the Galapagos Islands for research and as an instructor for student field trips  

Larry Roberts

 Larry Roberts is currently teaching parasitology and marine biology at the University of Miami.  He received his Ph.D. in Parasitology from Johns Hopkins University and is a coauthor of Foundations of Parasitology, 5/e.  Past teaching affiliations include University of Massachusetts, Texas Tech University, and Florida International University.  Dr. Roberts has authored numerous research articles and a title of related interest: Underwater World of Sport Diving.  

Susan Keen

Susan Keen is Lecturer at the Section of Evolution and Ecology of University of California.

Allan Larson

Allan Larson is an Associate Professor at Washington University, St. Louis, MO.  He received his Ph.D. in Genetics at the University of California, Berkeley.  His fields of specialization include Evolutionary Biology, Molecular Population Genetics and Systematics, and Amphibian Systematics.  He's taught courses in general biology, evolution, and population biology. 

David Eisenhour

David J. Eisenhour an Associate Professor of Biology at Morehead State University.