Fryer, Geoffrey (1995) Phylogeny and adaptive radiation within the Anomopoda: a preliminary exploration. Hydrobiologia, 307 (1-3). pp. 57-68.Full text not available from this repository.
The distinctness of the Anomopoda and the polyphyletic nature of the so-called Cladocera are emphasized. An attempt is made to reconstruct the ancestral anomopod, which probably lived in Palaeozoic times. This task is facilitated by the availability of detailed information on extant forms, which includes functional as well as purely morphological considerations and enables us to understand the means whereby complex mechanisms were transformed during evolution. Comparative studies on the ecology and habits of extant forms also throw light on the probable way of life of the ancestral anomopod. Adaptive radiation within the Anomopoda is briefly surveyed and an outline of the suggested phylogeny of the order is indicated.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Hydrobiologia|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Anomopoda - evolution - phylogeny - adaptive radiation - morphology - ecology|
|Subjects:||G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences|
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||10 Feb 2009 14:45|
|Last Modified:||05 May 2016 01:06|
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