A Guide to the Classification of Sponges 1st ed. 2002. Corr. 2nd printing 2004
Systema Porifera by John N.A. Hooper
Book DescriptionResearch whilst compiling this book has uncovered a fauna about twice the size as that previously published in the literature and consequently "Systema Porifera" revises and stabilizes the systematics of the phylum to accommodate this new knowledge in a contemporary framework. Practical tools (key illustrations, descriptions of character) are provided to facilitate the assignment of approximately 680 extant and 100 fossil genera. "Systema Porifera" is unique making sponge taxonomy widely available at the practical level of classification (genera, families, order). It is a taxonomic revision of sponges and spongiomorphis (such as sphinctozoans and archaeocyathans) based on re-evaluation of type materials and evidence. It is also a practical guide to sponge identification providing descriptions and illustrations of characters and interpretation of their importance to systematics. "Systema Porifera" addresses many long standing nomenclatural problems and provides a sound baseline for future debate on sponges and their place in time and space. "Systema Porifera" describes 3 classes, 7 subclasses, 24 orders, 127 families and 682 valid genera of extant sponges (with over 1600 nominal generic names and an additional 500 invalid names treated). Treatment of the fossil fauna is less comprehensive or critical, although 6 classes, 30 orders, 245 families and 998 fossil genera are mentioned. Keys to all recent and many fossil taxa are provided.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306472602
(279mm x 210mm x 108mm)
Imprint: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
Publisher: Springer Science+Business Media
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2002
Country of Publication: United States
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