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FEATURED TITLE: The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction
The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction presents a modern tour of the animal kingdom. Beginning with the definition of animals, this VSI goes on to show the high-level groupings of animals (phyla) and new views on their evolutionary relationships based on molecular data, together with an overview of the biology of each group of animals.
Read Chapter 10. Deuterostomes III: vertebrates on land, which considers the chordates of the ‘sarcopterygian’ group.