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4. Basal animals: sponges, corals, and jellyfish

4. Basal animals: sponges, corals, and jellyfish  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
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9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0004
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chapter
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9780199593217
‘Basal animals: sponges, corals, and jellyfish’ describes the four non-bilaterian phyla — Porifera (sponges), Cnidaria (sea anemones, corals, and jellyfish), Ctenophora (comb jellies), and ... More
2. Animal phyla

2. Animal phyla  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0002
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chapter
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9780199593217
The large branches within the Animal Kingdom evolutionary tree are ‘phyla’ (the singular being ‘phylum’). ‘Animal phyla’ outlines thirty three phyla, although there are still disputes and ... More
The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction  

Peter Holland

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2011
Published Online: 
Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.001.0001
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book
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9780199593217
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 ... More
1. What is an animal?

1. What is an animal?  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0001
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chapter
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9780199593217
‘What is an animal?’ outlines the criteria for defining an ‘animal’. There are characteristics by which we recognize animals — they are multicellular, get the energy necessary for life by ... More
11. Enigmatic animals

11. Enigmatic animals  

Peter Holland

in The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2011
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778049
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199593217.003.0011
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chapter
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9780199593217
Could the current Animal Kingdom phylogenetic tree change? ‘Enigmatic animals’ predicts that it will not, but that new phyla may be discovered in the remote areas of the deep sea and ... More

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