By Michael Allaby
This dictionary is a accomplished and updated reference paintings on all elements of the learn of animals. Now absolutely revised for this new version, with over 5,000 entries, it truly is perfect for college kids and should be worthwhile to beginner naturalists and all people with an curiosity within the topic. Key positive factors of this moment variation: * vast insurance together with animal habit, ecology, body structure, genetics, cytology, evolution, Earth heritage, zoogeography * complete taxonomic assurance of arthropods, different invertebrates, fish, reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals * thoroughly revised to include the new discovery of 'extremophiles'--organisms dwelling in environments previously thought of impossibly hostile--and the taxonomic reclassification that this has entailed * New entries on genetics, evolutionary stories, and mammalian body structure
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There is one genus (Aplodontia), and one species. Aplonis (glossy starlings) See STURNIDAE. Aplousobranchiata See ASCIDIACEA. Aplysiacea See ANASPIDEA. Aplysiomorpha See ANASPIDEA. apnoea Nonventilation of the lungs. Compare HOLOCRINE GLAND. Bees, gall wasps, and some *Chalcidoidea have herbivorous larvae, but the majority of Apocrita are parasites of other insects and spiders. There are three families: *Caecilidae; *Ichthyophiidae; and *Typhlonectidae. Apodaceans first appeared in the *Carboniferous.
Page 27 anemonefish See POMACENTRIDAE. aneucentric Applied to an aberrant *chromosome that possesses more than one *centromere. Instead of having an exact multiple of the *haploid number of chromosomes, one or more chromosomes are represented more times than the rest. angelfish See CHAETODONTIDAE; CICHLIDAE. angel shark See SQUATINIDAE. (frogfish) See ANTENNARHDAE. apodus) egglayers. Africa. There is one genus, Anguilla, with about 15 species. The order comprises about 22 families, including the *Anguillidae (eels), *Muraendiae (moray eels), and *Congridae (conger eels).
Instead of having an exact multiple of the *haploid number of chromosomes, one or more chromosomes are represented more times than the rest. angelfish See CHAETODONTIDAE; CICHLIDAE. angel shark See SQUATINIDAE. (frogfish) See ANTENNARHDAE. apodus) egglayers. Africa. There is one genus, Anguilla, with about 15 species. The order comprises about 22 families, including the *Anguillidae (eels), *Muraendiae (moray eels), and *Congridae (conger eels). Compare BALLISTIFORM SWIMMING; CARANGIFORM SWIMMING; LABRIFORM SWIMMING; OSTRACIIFORM SWIMMING; RAJIFORM SWIMMING.