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Principles of Animal Taxonomy
Authors:   Ashok Verma

ISBN: 978-81-8487-423-5 
Publication Year:   Reprint 2020
Pages:   404
Binding:   Paper Back

About the book

PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL TAXONOMY portrays the scientific quest regarding nomenclature, identification, interrelationship of different groups of animals along with different aspects of taxonomy from Linnaeus to present day Aspects related with biodiversity, information retrieval, collection and preservation of animals along with recent trends in animal taxonomy and biosystematics which culminates the description of one of the most interesting phenomenon of zoology. Each chapter contains logically organized, easy to understand contents that provides the reader important aspects of animal taxonomy. It is a complete manual for all biologists especially for those interested in understanding the basic concepts of taxonomy and conservation and management of biodiversity. It would be useful for undergraduate and post graduate students of zoology as well as for those aspiring for competitive examination.

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Table of content

Historical Resume of Taxonomy / Basic Concepts of Animal Taxonomy / Types of Classification / Zoological Nomenclature / Microtaxonomy and Macrotaxonomy / Phylogenetic Systematics / Phylogenetic Trees / Molecular Phylogeny / Evolutionary Taxonomy / Numerical Taxonomy / Population Taxonomy / Taxonomic Characters / The Species Concept / Zoological Types / Taxonomic Categories / Meristic and Non-Meristic Data Analysis / Biodiversity Assessment / Taxonomic Keys / Taxonomic Publications / Collections and Preservation of Natural History Specimens / Information Retrieval / Recent Trends in Taxonomy / Significance of Taxonomy and Biosytematics / Bibliography / Author Index / Genus Index / Subject Index.

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, Professionals and Researchers