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Phylogeny and adaptive radiation within the Anomopoda: a preliminary exploration.

Fryer, Geoffrey (1995) Phylogeny and adaptive radiation within the Anomopoda: a preliminary exploration. Hydrobiologia, 307 (1-3). pp. 57-68.

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Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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
ID Code: 22262
Deposited By: ep_ss_importer
Deposited On: 10 Feb 2009 14:45
Refereed?: No
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 15:58
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URI: http://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/22262

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