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Nannomecoptera and Neomecoptera

Author : Rolf G. Beutel
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Nannochoristidae (=Nannomecoptera) and Boreidae (=Neomecoptera) are traditionally assigned to the holometabolan Order Mecoptera. Both are presently in the focus of insect systematists. They differ strikingly from the "typical" mecopteran pattern, not only in their larval and adult morphology, but also in their life style and reproductive biology. Phylogenetic affinities between Boreidae ("snow fleas") and fleas were postulated mainly based on molecular data, and morphological characters related to food uptake and larval features suggest a close relationship between Nannochoristidae and true flies. Both groups display fascinating features such as preferred temperatures around 0°C, extremely slender larvae adapted to running water, and a highly unusual mating behaviour. Despite of the extremely low number of known species, there is no doubt that both groups are key taxa and in their own way highlights in the evolution of the extremely successful Holometabola. This and an impressive number of recent studies on various aspects of Nannochoristidae and Boreidae more than justifies a new volume in the series Handbook of Zoology dedicated to these highly unusual taxa.

Handbuch Der Zoologie Handbook of Zoology Arthropoda Insecta Nannomecoptera and Neomecoptera

Author : Rolf G. Beutel
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Nannochoristidae (=Nannomecoptera) and Boreidae (=Neomecoptera) are traditionally assigned to the holometabolan order Mecoptera. Both are presently in the focus of insect systematists. They differ strikingly from the "typical" mecopteran pattern, not only in their larval and adult morphology, but also in their life style and reproductive biology. Phylogenetic affinities between Boreidae ("snow fleas") and fleas have been postulated mainly based on molecular data, while morphological characters related to food uptake and larval features suggest a close relationship between Nannochoristidae and true flies. Both groups display fascinating features such as preferred temperatures around 0 C, extremely slender larvae adapted to running water, and a highly unusual mating behaviour. Despite the extremely low number of known species, there is no doubt that both groups are key taxa and in their own way highlights in the evolution of the extremely successful Holometabola. Their interesting characteristics and the impressive number of recent studies on various aspects of Nannochoristidae and Boreidae justifies a new volume in the Handbook of Zoology series dedicated to these highly unusual taxa."

Insect Morphology and Phylogeny

Author : Rolf G. Beutel
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In the last decades a remarkable renaissance has materialized in insect morphology, mainly triggered by the development of new cutting-edge technologies. This is an exciting time for biological synthesis where the mysteries and data derived from genomes can be combined with centuries of data from morphology and development. And, now, more than ever, detailed knowledge of morphology is essential to understanding the evolution of all groups of organisms. In this “age of phylogenomics” researchers rely on morphological data to support molecular findings, test complex evolutionary scenarios, and for placing fossil taxa. This textbook provides an in-depth treatment of the structures and the phylogeny of the megadiverse Hexapoda. The first part presents an up-to-date overview of general insect morphology with detailed drawings, scanning electron micrographs, and 3-D reconstructions. Also included is a chapter covering innovative morphological techniques (e.g., μ-computer tomography, 3-D modeling), brief treatments of insect development and phylogenetic methods, and a comprehensive morphological glossary. The second part is of a modern synthesis of insect systematics that includes taxon-specific morphological information for all Orders. The work is an invaluable reference for students and researchers working in all facets of biology and is a must for evolutionary biologists. A detailed understanding of morphology is essential in unraveling phylogenetic relationships and developing complex evolutionary scenarios. Increasingly researchers in phylogenomics are re/turning to morphological data to support their findings, while the development of new cutting-edge technologies has further increased interest in this growing field. This definitive handbook provides an in-depth treatment of insect morphology. The first part presents an up-to-date overview of insect morphology with detailed drawings, brilliant scanning electron micrographs and 3-D reconstructions as interactive PDFs. Thisis complemented by a chapter on innovative morphological techniques (e.g., μ-computer tomography, 3-D modeling) and a comprehensive morphological glossary. The second part treats the state of the art in insect systematics and includes taxon-specific morphological information for all orders. Systematicsare treated formally, with for example the arguments for relationships (“apomorphies”) always listed explicitly. The work is a useful reference for students and researchers working in different fields of biology and a must for those dealing with insects from an evolutionary perspective.

The Evolutionary Biology of Flies

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Flies ( Dipteria) have had an important role in deepening scientists'understanding of modern biology and evolution. The study of flies has figured prominently in major advances in the fields of molecular evolution, physiology, genetics, phylogenetics, and ecology over the last century. This volume, with contributions from top scientists and scholars in the field, brings together diverse aspects of research and will be essential reading for entomologists and fly researchers.

Volume 1 Systematics

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100 Jahre zoologischer Forschung – dokumentiert im HANDBUCH DER ZOOLOGIE, das damit einen enormen Reichtum an gesammeltem Wissen bietet. Verlinkungs- und Suchfunktionen auf Basis taxonomischer und thematischer Kategorien, sowie nach beliebigen Stichwörtern Online Vorabveröffentlichung von neuen Beiträgen Internationales Team von Herausgebern und Autoren Keine Einschränkungen bei der digitalen Rechteverwaltung – unbegrenzte Anzahl gleichzeitiger Nutzer an jeder Universität / Institution Das HANDBUCH DER ZOOLOGIE umschließt das gesamte Tierreich – Wirbeltiere und Wirbellose. Es bietet einen umfassenden und zugleich detaillierten Überblick zur Systematik und Morphologie der Tiere und beinhaltet ausführliche Erläuterungen weiterer Aspekte, wie der Physiologie, des Verhaltens, der Ökologie und der angewandten Zoologie. Auch wenn das Wissen über viele taxonomische Gruppen in den letzten Jahrzehnten enorm gewachsen ist, besteht das ehrgeizige Ziel des HANDBUCH DER ZOOLOGIE weiterhin darin, mit Texten und wissenschaftlichen Verweisen eine umfassende, solide Basis für die weiterführende Forschung zu bieten. Die neuen Beiträge zu der Reihe sind das Ergebnis der gemeinsamen Arbeit des internationalen Herausgeber- und Autorenteams. Dieses Team strebt eine ausgeglichene Betrachtung der Artenvielfalt und Diversität, der Bedeutung bestimmter Gruppen im phylogenetischen Kontext, des historischen und aktuellen Kenntnisstands und der entsprechenden Quellen an. Alle Beiträge werden auf Englisch veröffentlicht und sind auf die internationale wissenschaftliche Gemeinschaft ausgerichtet. Demnächst NEU: Annelida (Band 1), Mammalia und Miscellaneous Invertebrates , mit Erkenntnissen aus laufenden Forschungsprojekten. Geplant: Bryozoa, Nannomecoptera und Neomecoptera, Nemertea, Strepsiptera, weitere Bände in der Annelida-Reihe und Bearbeitung der Bände zu Reptilia. Hintergrund Vor einem Jahrhundert wurde durch Professor Willi Kükenthal in Berlin das Projekt um das ‚HANDBUCH DER ZOOLOGIE‘ ins Leben gerufen. In diesem, heute renommierten Nachschlagewerk, wird die Naturgeschichte der Stämme des Tierreiches von den Einzellern bis zu den Säugetieren in acht Bänden mit thematischem Schwerpunkt behandelt: Band I Protozoa, Porifera, Colenteratea, Mesozoa (1925) Band II Vermes (1933/34); Band III Arthropoda ex. Insecta (1927/1932) Band IV Arthropoda: Insecta; Band V Solenogastres, Mollusca, Echinoderma (1925) Band VI Pisces / Amphibia (1930) Band VII Reptilia / Aves (1931) Band VIII Mammalia. Die Bände IV Arthopoda: Insecta und VII Mammalia werden bis dato kontinuierlich in neuer Zählung durch neuste Forschungsergebnisse und in englischer Sprache erweitert. In den letzten Jahrzehnten folgen die wissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse immer rascher aufeinander. Um seiner Stellung als Standardwerk gerecht zu bleiben und auch den heutigen Nutzeranforderungen zu folgen, wurde das HANDBUCH DER ZOOLOGIE in 2010 neu strukturiert und alle Bände neben den gedruckten Werken auch als E-Book verlegt. Die ursprünglichen acht Bände wurden zugunsten kleinerer, flexibler Einheiten, welche dem heutigen Stand der Phylogenie besser entsprechen, aufgelöst. Das HANDBUCH DER ZOOLOGIE wird außerdem als das vorliegende Online Nachschlagewerk HANDBOOK OF ZOOLOGY ONLINE angeboten. Der ursprüngliche Inhalt des Handbuchs (ca. 28.000 Seiten) wurde nach taxonomischen statt bibliographischen Kategorien neu geordnet und bildet die historische Grundlage des HANDBOOK OF ZOOLOGY ONLINE. Aufgrund der verlinkten Verweise und der kurzen Publikationszeiten durch die Ahead-of-Print Veröffentlichung, ist das HANDBOOK OF ZOOLOGY ONLINE sowohl für Nutzer als auch für Autoren äußerst attraktiv. Es bietet eine unkomplizierte Suchfunktion nach taxonomischen und thematischen Kategorien und beliebigen Stichwörtern. Die Datenbank kann schnell aktualisiert und erweitert werden, sodass das HANDBOOK OF ZOOLOGY ONLINEstets auf dem neuesten Stand der Phylogenetik bleibt und sich dynamisch weiterentwickelt.

Assembling the Tree of Life

Author : Joel Cracraft
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This edited volume is provides an authoritative synthesis of knowledge about the history of life. All the major groups of organisms are treated, by the leading workers in their fields. With sections on: The Importance of Knowing the Tree of Life; The Origin and Radiation of Life on Earth; The Relationships of Green Plants; The Relationships of Fungi; and The Relationships of Animals. This book should prove indispensable for evolutionary biologists, taxonomists, ecologists interested in biodiversity, and as a baseline sourcebook for organismic biologists, botanists, and microbiologists. An essential reference in this fundamental area.

Rhythms of Insect Evolution

Author : Dong Ren
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Documents morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, evolutionary changes, and interactions of 23 orders of insects from the Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous faunas in Northern China This book showcases 23 different orders of insect fossils from the Mid Mesozoic period (165 to 125 Ma) that were discovered in Northeastern China. It covers not only their taxonomy and morphology, but also their potential implications on natural sciences, such as phylogeny, function, interaction, evolution, and ecology. It covers fossil sites; paleogeology; co-existing animals and plants in well-balanced eco-systems; insects in the spotlight; morphological evolution and functional development; and interactions of insects with co-existing plants, vertebrates, and other insects. The book also includes many elegant and beautiful photographs, line drawings, and 3-D reconstructions of fossilized and extant insects. Rhythms of Insect Evolution: Evidence from the Jurassic and Cretaceous in Northern China features chapter coverage of such insects as the: Ephemeroptera; Odonata; Blattaria; Isoptera; Orthoptera; Notoptera; Dermaptera; Chresmodidae; Phasmatodea; Plecoptera; Psocoptera; Homoptera; Heteroptera; Megaloptera; Raphidioptera; Neuroptera; Coleoptera; Hymenoptera Diptera; Mecoptera; Siphonaptera; Trichoptera and Lepidoptera. Combines academic natural science, popular science, and artistic presentation to illustrate rhythms of evolution for fossil insects from the Mid Mesozoic of Northern China Documents morphology, taxonomy, phylogeny, and evolutionary changes of 23 orders of insects from the Middle Jurassic and Early Cretaceous faunas in Northern China Presents interactions of insects with plants, vertebrates, and other insects based on well-preserved fossil evidence Uses photos of extant insects and plants, fossil and amber specimens, line drawings, and 3-D computer-generated reconstruction artworks to give readers clear and enjoyable impressions of the scientific findings Introduces insect-related stories from western and Chinese culture in text or sidebars to give global readers broader exposures Rhythms of Insect Evolution: Evidence from the Jurassic and Cretaceous in Northern China will appeal to entomologists, evolutionists, paleontologists, paleoecologists, and natural scientists.

Russian Entomological Journal

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Dictionary of Insect Morphology

Author : Henrik Steinmann
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The renowned German reference work The Handbuch der Zoologie/Handbook of Zoology was founded in the 1920's by Professor Willi Kükenthal in Berlin and treated the complete animal kingdom from single cell organisms to mammals in eight thematic volumes: Volume I Protozoa, Porifera, Colenteratea, Mesozoa (1925); Volume II Worms (1933/34); Volume III Arthropoda ex. Insecta (1927/1932); Volume IV Arthopoda: Insecta; Volume V Solenogastres, Mollusca, Echinoderma (1925); Volume VI Pisces / Amphibia (1930); Volume VII Reptilia / Aves (1931); Volume VIII Mammalia. The Volumes Insecta (Eds. N.P. Kristensen, R.G. Beutel) and Mammalia (Eds. M.S. Fischer, H. Schliemann) continued publication into the present with the most recent contributions in English language. Covering nearly 100 years of zoological research, the Handbook of Zoology represents a vast store of knowledge. But with the speed of scientific discovery in the past decades, a new edition of the Handbook in a new form is required. Beginning in 2010 the Handbook of Zoology was restructured and offered additionally as a database (Zoology Online) which can be easily searched and rapidly updated. The eight thematic volumes were replaced with smaller and more flexible groupings that reflect the current state of phylogenetic knowledge. Faster publication times through online-prepublication make the Handbook of Zoology highly attractive to both authors and users.

Handbuch Der Zoologie

Author : Max Beier
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Planipennia

Author : Timothy R. New
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Covering 100 years of zoological research, the Handbook of Zoology represents a vast store of knowledge. Handbook of Zoology provides an in-depth treatment of the entire animal kingdom covering both invertebrates and vertebrates. It publishes comprehensive overviews on animal systematics and morphology and covers extensively further aspects like physiology, behavior, ecology and applied zoological research. Although our knowledge regarding many taxonomic groups has grown enormously over the last decades, it is still the objective of the Handbook of Zoology to be comprehensive in the sense that text and references together provide a solid basis for further research. Editors and authors seek a balance between describing species richness and diversity, explaining the importance of certain groups in a phylogenetic context and presenting a review of available knowledge and up-to-date references. New contributions to the series present the combined effort of an international team of editors and authors, entirely published in English and tailored to the needs of the international scientific community. Upcoming volumes and projects in progress include volumes on Annelida (Volumes 1-3), Bryozoa, Mammalia, Miscellaneous Invertebrates, Nannomecoptera, Neomecoptera and Strepsiptera and are followed later by fishes, reptiles and further volumes on mammals. Background The renowned German reference work Handbook of Zoology was founded in the 1920's by Professor Willi Kükenthal in Berlin and treated the complete animal kingdom from single cell organisms to mammals in eight thematic volumes: Volume I Protozoa, Porifera, Colenteratea, Mesozoa (1925); Volume II Vermes (1933/34); Volume III Arthropoda ex. Insecta (1927/1932); Volume IV Arthropoda: Insecta; Volume V Solenogastres, Mollusca, Echinoderma (1925); Volume VI Pisces / Amphibia (1930); Volume VII Reptilia / Aves (1931); Volume VIII Mammalia. The Volumes IV Arthropoda: Insecta and VII Mammalia continued publication into the present with the most recent contributions in English language. Adapting to the accelerating speed of scientific discovery in the past decades the Handbook of Zoology entered a next phase in 2010. In the new edition of the Handbook of Zoology, the original eight thematic volumes gave way for smaller and more flexible groupings that reflect the current state of phylogenetic knowledge. All subsequent volumes were published in print as well as e-book format. The Handbook of Zoology is additionally offered as a database, the Handbook of Zoology Online, which can easily be searched and rapidly updated. Original Handbook material (ca. 28 000 pages) has been reordered along taxonomic (instead of bibliographical) categories and forms the historical basis of this Online Reference Work. As a living Online Reference, the content is continuously updated and new content added. The material can be accessed through taxonomic and subject categories as well as free text, with a diversity of linking and search options. Faster publication times through online-first publication, reference- and cross-linking, and make the Handbook of Zoology highly attractive to both authors and users.

Volume 1 Evolution Systematics and Biogeography

Author : Andreas Schmidt-Rhaesa
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Handbuch der Zoologie

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Entomology

Author : Cedric Gillott
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Extensively revised, the Second Edition continues to offer senior undergraduate students a well-balanced treatment of all major areas in entomology. This edition features coverage of the new phylogenies for most of the insect orders

Esperiana

Author : Hermann Hacker
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Einleitung in die Entomologie oder Elemente der Naturgeschichte der Insecten

Author : William Kirby
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