Download e-book for iPad: Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 17 Volumes Set by Michael Hutchins

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Since structure must come about through ontogeny, it stands to reason that each morphologically distinct phylum of animals must also have a distinctive ontogenetic pattern. So, taking it one step further, we can reason that an animal’s ontogeny (the developmental history of the individual), correlates with its phylogeny (the evolutionary history of the phylum). Some nineteenth-century naturalists and biologists were so struck by this relationship that they argued that an aniGrzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia mal’s entire evolutionary history was repeated during the course of its embryonic development as an individual.

In many of these cases, the species are technically gonochoristic, but males are rarely or never produced. However, if the offspring develop from true oocytes, with the reGrzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia Reproduction, development, and life history duction of chromosome number, even without subsequent fertilization, this is a form of sexual reproduction. If no true oocytes are formed by the reductional division of the chromosomes, the reproduction is asexual, even though the progeny cells look like oocytes.

Early arthropods known as trilobites are an extinct group that have been extensively described from the fossil record. With regard to presentday species, some arthropods are free-living while others are parasitic. , Scorpio, scorpions; Epeira, web-spinning spiders). Mollusks are the second largest group in the animal kingdom, comprising around 100,000 known living species. , Mytilus, mussels; Loligo, squid; and Octopus), Grzimek’s Animal Life Encyclopedia although some are such well-known terrestrial animals as Helix, the land snail, and Limax, the garden slug.

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