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Vertebrate social organization

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Published by Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross in Stroudsburg [Pa.] .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Statementedited by Edwin M. Banks.
SeriesBenchmark papers in animal behavior -- 8
ContributionsBanks, Edwin M.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22211718M
ISBN 100879331224

The hagfishes feed somewhat similarly, but on a variety of prey—invertebrates worms and soft-bodied forms and dead fishes. Group living affords colony members defense against enemies, specifically predators, parasites, and competitors, and allows them to gain advantage from superior foraging methods. As the most detailed long-term study of any social rodent, The Black-Tailed Prairie Dog will interest not only mammalogists and other vertebrate biologists, but also students of behavioral and evolutionary ecology. Climate also appears to be a selective agent driving social complexity; across bee lineages and Hymenoptera in general, higher forms of sociality are more likely to occur in tropical than temperate environments.

This unusual situation, where females may have greater fitness when they help rear siblings rather than producing offspring, is often invoked to explain the multiple independent evolutions of eusociality arising at least nine separate times within the haplodiploid group Hymenoptera. Differences in Classification Vertebrates are classified into fish, amphibians, reptilesbirds, and mammals. A queen recognition releaser hormone is stored in the poison sac along with three other compounds. The encased egg develops more or less directly into a miniature adult.

Reproductive cells are shed through nearby abdominal pores or through special ducts. This is an invaluable exercise, particularly for those in the business of stimulating students to grapple with unfamiliar ideas and concepts, since it makes the introduction to that literature much less painful. These pheromones volatilize or are deactivated within thirty minutes, allowing workers to respond rapidly to the loss of their queen. Free shipping for individuals worldwide Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.


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Vertebrate social organization book

The vertebrates are also characterized by a muscular system consisting primarily of bilaterally paired masses and a central nervous system partly enclosed within the backbone.

Disadvantages of eusociality include the cost of investing in non-reproductive offspring, and an increased risk of disease. The diet may include plants, animals, and carrion. Mole rats, many bees, most termites, and most ants live in burrows in the soil; wasps, some bees, some ants, and some termites build above-ground nests or inhabit above-ground cavities; thrips and aphids inhabit galls neoplastic outgrowths induced on plants; ambrosia beetles and some termites nest together in dead wood; and snapping shrimp inhabit crevices in marine sponges.

Paradox[ edit ] Prior to the gene-centered view of evolutioneusociality was seen as an apparent evolutionary paradox: if adaptive evolution unfolds by differential reproduction of individual organisms, how can individuals incapable of passing on their genes evolve and persist?

A basic pattern of closed circulatory vessels is largely preserved in most living forms. After the gene-centered view of evolution was developed in the mid s, non-reproductive individuals were seen as an extended phenotype of the genes, which are the primary beneficiaries of natural selection.

Adaptation to the Environment In contrast to invertebrates, vertebrates have a highly developed nervous system. In addition to presenting the tools, Hal Whitehead illustrates their applicability using a wide range of real data on a variety of animal species—from bats and chimps to dolphins and birds.

A sensory ganglion develops on the dorsal root of the spinal nerveand segmental autonomic ganglia grow below the notochord. I found their effect on me quite extraordinary, for they refreshed and revitalized me more than I would ever have imagined possible.

The body is divided into trunk and tail regions. Notable exceptions are octopuses and their close relatives, which are thought to be among the most intelligent animals in the invertebrate world. In a few cases, the uterine wall secretes nutrients. Observe the hagfish's horny teeth and scaleless exterior covering a cartilaginous skeletonHagfishes are primitive, jawless fish.

The first life evolved in the form of single cells in water.

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Facultatively social bee species, however, which comprise the majority of social bee diversity, have their lowest diversity in the tropics, being largely limited to temperate regions. Differences in Classification Vertebrates are classified into fish, amphibians, reptilesbirds, and mammals.

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