Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates,
Edition 4 Volume 4: Keys to Palaearctic Fauna
Edited by D. Christopher Rogers, MD, MBA and James H. Thorp

Publication Date: 02 Apr 2019

Thorp and Covich's Freshwater Invertebrates: Keys to Palaearctic Fauna, Fourth Edition, is part of a multivolume series covering inland water invertebrates of the world that began with Vol. I: Ecology and General Biology (2015), then Vol. II (2016) Keys to Nearctic Fauna, and finally in Vol. III (2018) Keys to Neotropical Hexapoda (insects and springtails). It now continues with identification keys for Palearctic invertebrates in Vol. IV. Two other volumes currently in development focus on general invertebrates of the Neotropical/Antarctic, and Australasian Bioregions. Other volumes in the early planning stages include Afrotropical and Oriental/Oceanic Bioregions. All volumes are designed for multiple uses and levels of expertise by professionals in universities, government agencies and private companies, as well as by graduate and undergraduate students.

Key Features

  • Provides identification keys for inland water (fresh to saline) invertebrates of the Palearctic Zoogeographic Region, from Iceland to Russia, and from the northern Pole region to Saharan Africa in the west, through the Middle East, and to the central China and Japan in the east
  • Presents identification keys for aquatic invertebrates to the genus or species level for many groups and to family for Hexapoda, with the keys progressing from higher to lower taxonomic levels
  • Includes a general introduction and sections on limitations, terminology and morphology, material preparation and preservation and references
About the author
Edited by D. Christopher Rogers, MD, MBA, Research Invertebrate Zoologist, Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, USA and James H. Thorp, Senior Scientist, Kansas Biological Survey, University of Kansas, KS, USA
Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Protozoa
3. Phylum Porifera
4. Phylum Cnidaria
5. Phylum Platyhelminthes
6. Phylum Nemertea
7. Phylum Gastrotricha
8. Phylum Rotifera
9. Phylum Nematoda
10. Phylum Nematomorpha
11. Phylum Mollusca
12. Phylum Annelida
13. Phylum Ectoprocta (Bryozoa)
14. Phylum Entoprocta
15. Phylum Tardigrada
16. Phylum Arthropoda: Introduction and Arachnida
16.1. Arthropoda: Introduction to Crustacea and Hexapoda
16.2. Arthropoda: Branchiopoda
16.3. Arthropoda: Ostracoda
16.4. Arthropoda: Copepoda
16.5. Arthropoda: Thecostraca
16.6. Arthropoda: Malacostraca

Book details
ISBN: 9780123850249
Page Count: 944
Retail Price : £172.00
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