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TitleOregon Estuarine Invertebrates: Rudy's Illustrated Guide to Common Species
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsHiebert, Terra C., Barbara Butler, Alan L. Shanks, and Paul Rudy
Edition3rd ed.
PublisherUniversity of Oregon Libraries, Oregon Institute of Marine Biology
City[Charleston, Oregon]
Call NumberOSU Libraries: Digital Open Access
Keywordsannelids, aquatic invertebrates, aquatic worms, arthropods, bibliography, brachiopods, cnidarians, echinoderms, general, identification, molluscs, segmented worms, taxonomy, tunicates
Notes"Original edition by Paul and Lynn Rudy." Volume 1. Cnidaria, Nemertea, Annelida, Sipuncula -- , Volume 2. Arthropoda -- , Volume 3. Mollusca, Phoronida, Echinodermata, Chordata, appendices. Advances in genetics have revolutionized the classification of aquatic invertebrates. Many animals have been given new names that more accurately reflect their relationships with other species. For this reason, it was necessary to create a new edition of Paul and Lynn Rudy’s classic “Oregon Estuarine Invertebrates.” This third edition is a vast, although not quite complete, three-volume expansion of the original work. Rudy’s original line drawings have been retained. There is a new section on taxonomy, and most descriptive sections have been expanded. The bibliography section has been brought up-to-date with contemporary references. The invaluable “Possible Misidentifications” section has been expanded. A few species not yet updated will follow. This magnum opus is available on the internet and should be referenced by anyone wanting to identify and learn more about these familiar, fascinating animals.