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Dictionary of Zoology 5th edition Companion Website

Here is a list of recommended web links, arranged alphabetically by the relevant dictionary entries.

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Archived Web Links: 4th Edition Archive

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Acanthisittidae
http://www.oiseaux-birds.com/page-family-acanthisittidae.html
Information about species of New Zealand wren.

acetylcholine
https://neurohacker.com/what-is-acetylcholine
A description of acetylcholine.

Acoelomorpha
http://comenius.susqu.edu/biol/202/animals/acoelomorpha/default.htm
Description of the phylum Acoelomorpha.

Amphibia
https://www.shsu.edu/~bio_mlt/AMPHIBIA.html
Description of the class Amphibia.

analysis of variance
http://statvision.com/analysis_of_variance.htm
A description of analysis of variance.

Apicomplexa
https://www.tulane.edu/~wiser/protozoology/notes/api.html
An in-depth description of Apicomplexa.

Apodidae
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Apodidae/
Further information about Apodidae.

Archaea
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/archaea/archaea.html
An introduction to Archaea.

 

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Baldwin effect
https://kclpure.kcl.ac.uk/portal/en/publications/social-learning-and-the-baldwin-effect%281f94d569-4d87-4267-9922-4a2d906eedc9%29.html
Social Learning and the Baldwin Effect, by David Papineau.

Bethylidae
http://www.faculty.ucr.edu/~legneref/identify/bethylid.htm
Description of the Bethylidae.

biosphere reserve
http://www.unesco.org/mab/BRs.shtml
Description of biosphere reserves at the UNESCO website.

Biuret reaction
https://www.augusta.edu/scimath/biology/courses/BIOL_1107/biuretproteinassay.pdf
Instructions for performing the Biuret test.

 

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Cambrian
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/cambrian/cambrian.php
Description of the Cambrian period.

Carboniferous
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/carboniferous/carboniferous.php
Description of the Carboniferous period.

Carnivora
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Carnivora/
Description of the Carnivora order.

Cebidae
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Cebidae/
Description, range, and behaviour of Cebidae.

Cenozoic
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/cenozoic/cenozoic.php
Description of the Cenozoic era.

Cephalopoda
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/taxa/inverts/mollusca/cephalopoda.php
Description of the Cephalopoda.

Cercopithecidae
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Cercopithecidae/:Cercopithecidae
Description of the Cercopithecidae (Old World Monkeys) family.

Cervidae
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Cervidae/
Description of the Cervidae (Deer) family.

Choanoflagellida
http://www.tolweb.org/Choanoflagellates
Further information about Choanoflagellida.

contingency table
http://www.jerrydallal.com/LHSP/ctab.htm
Explanation of the contingency table method.

costimulation
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC150864/
Description of activation and inhibition of lymphocytes by costimulation.

Craniata
http://www.tolweb.org/craniata
Description of the Craniata.

Cretaceous
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/mesozoic/cretaceous/cretaceous.php
Description of the Cretaceous period.

Crick, Francis Harry Compton
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1962/crick-bio.html
Biography of Crick.

Crocodylomorpha
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/taxa/verts/archosaurs/crocodylomorpha.php
Further information about Crocodylomorphs.

Culicidae
https://untamedscience.com/family/culicidae/
Description of Culicidae.

Cuvier, Georges Léopold Chrétien Frédéric Dagobert, Baron (1769–1832)
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/cuvier.html
Biography of Cuvier.

 

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Darwin’s finches
https://www.nhm.ac.uk/schools/teaching-resources/galapagos-finches-show-beak-differences.html
Evolution teaching resource: spot the adaptations in Darwin’s finches.

Dinocaridida
http://palaeos.com/metazoa/ecdysozoa/dinocaridida/dinocaridida.html
Detailed description of Dinocaridida.

dispersion
http://www.quickmba.com/stats/dispersion/
Information about dispersion.

Dollo’s law
http://ecodevoevo.blogspot.com/2011/02/lost-and-found-breaking-dollos-law.html
Lost and found—Breaking Dollo’s Law.

 

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Echinophthiriidae
http://www.tolweb.org/Echinophthiriidae/13661
Information about the Echinophthiriidae.

eigenvalue
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Eigenvalue.html
Explanation of eigenvalue.

endocrine system
https://www.endocrineweb.com/endocrinology/about-endocrine-system
Description of the endocrine system.

Euarchontoglires
https://www.life.umd.edu/classroom/bsci338m/Lectures/Euarchontoglires.html
Taxonomy and description of Euarchontoglires.

Eukarya
http://palaeos.com/eukarya/
Description of the Eukarya.

evo-devo
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/what-evo-devo.html
What Is Evo Devo?

evolutionary stable strategy
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/evolution/library/06/2/l_062_03.html
Information about John Maynard Smith, proposer of the evolutionary stable strategy.

 

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Fick’s laws
https://uk.comsol.com/multiphysics/diffusion-equation
Explanation of Fick’s laws.

Frisch, Karl von
https://www.nobelprize.org/prizes/medicine/1973/frisch/facts/
Biography of Karl von Frisch.

 

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gap analysis
http://gapanalysis.usgs.gov/gap-analysis/
Full explanation of gap analysis at the website of the GAP Analysis Program of the US Geological Survey.

gastrulation
http://biology.kenyon.edu/courses/biol114/Chap14/Chapter_14.html
Description of gastrulation.

general-adaptation syndrome
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/305609884_A_system_approach_to_the_General_Adaptation_Syndrome
Description of the general-adaptation syndrome.

Golgi, Camillo
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1906/golgi-bio.html
Biography of Camillo Golgi.

Gondwana
http://palaeos.com/earth/paleogeography/gondwana.html
Description of Gondwana.

 

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Hallucigeniidae
http://palaeos.com/metazoa/ecdysozoa/panarthropoda/hallucigeniidae.html
Lobopodia: Hallucigenia: description of Hallucigenia: ‘The ballard of Hallucigenia (or elephants on stilts)’.

Hardy–Weinberg law
https://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-hardy-weinberg-principle-13235724/
Explanation of the Hardy–Weinberg law.

Harlow, Harry Frederick
http://www.nasonline.org/publications/biographical-memoirs/memoir-pdfs/harlow-harry-f.pdf
Biographical memoir of Harry F. Harlow.

Hydrozoa
http://www.marinespecies.org/hydrozoa/
World Hydrozoa Database.

hygienic strain
http://www.honeybeeworld.com/misc/hygienic.htm
Information about hygienic strain and test for hygienic behaviour.

 

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immuno-electrophoresis
https://www.nationaldiagnostics.com/electrophoresis/article/immuno-electrophoresis-immuno-diffusion
Description of the immuno-electrophoresis technique.

International Code of Zoological Nomenclature
https://www.iczn.org/the-code/the-international-code-of-zoological-nomenclature/the-code-online/
The International Code of Zoological Nomenclature.

 

J  Top

Jurassic
http://palaeos.com/mesozoic/jurassic/jurassic.html
Detailed information about life in the Jurassic.

 

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Lincoln index
http://www.countrysideinfo.co.uk/lincoln.htm
Explanation of the Lincoln index technique.

Linnaeus, Carolus
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/history/linnaeus.html
Biography of Carolus Linnaeus.

Lipotidae
http://www.iucn-csg.org/index.php/baiji/
Description of Baiji and account of conservation efforts.

Lobopoda
http://www.fossilmuseum.net/fossils/Lobopodia-fossils.htm
Description of Lobopodian Fossils.

logistic equation
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LogisticEquation.html
Detailed explanation of the logistic equation.

Lorenz, Konrad
http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1973/lorenz-facts.html
Biography of Konrad Lorenz.

Lotka–Volterra equations
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/Lotka-VolterraEquations.html
Explanation of the Lotka–Volterra equations.

Luolishaniidae
http://palaeos.com/metazoa/ecdysozoa/panarthropoda/luolishaniidae.html
Lobopodia: Luolishaniidae, description and relationships.

 

M  Top

marginal value theorem
http://www.animalbehavioronline.com/marginal.html
Detailed explanation of the marginal value theorem.

Mendel, Gregor Johann
https://mendelmuseum.muni.cz/en/g-j-mendel
Information about Gregor Mendel from the Masaryk University Mendel Museum.

Miocene
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/tertiary/miocene.php
Description of the Miocene epoch of the Neogene period.

Myxozoa
http://tolweb.org/Myxozoa/2460
Description of Myxozoa.

 

N  Top

natural killer cells
https://www.immunology.org/public-information/bitesized-immunology/cells/natural-killer-cells
Description of natural killer cells.

Nematoda
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/phyla/ecdysozoa/nematoda.html
Introduction to the Nematoda.

Neogene
https://www2.humboldt.edu/natmus/lifeThroughTime/Neogene.web/index.htm
Description of Neogene.

Neopilina
http://molluscs.at/tryblidia/index.html
Description of Neopilina and its relatives.

nuclear-pore complex
http://www.ks.uiuc.edu/Research/npc/
Description of the Nuclear Pore Complex.

 

O  Top

Oligocene
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/tertiary/oligocene.php
Description of the Oligocene.

operon
https://courses.lumenlearning.com/microbiology/chapter/gene-regulation-operon-theory/
Detailed explanation of operon theory.

Ophiuroidea
http://www.marinespecies.org/ophiuroidea/
World Ophiuroidea Database.

Opiliones
http://tolweb.org/Opiliones/2556
Description of Opiliones.

optimal foraging theory
https://study.com/academy/lesson/optimality-models-animal-behavior-the-optimal-foraging-theory.html
Description of the Optimal Foraging Theory.

Ordovician
http://palaeos.com/paleozoic/ordovician/ordovician.html
Detailed description of life in the Ordovician.

 

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Palaeocene
http://palaeos.com/cenozoic/paleocene/paleocene.html
Detailed description of life in the Palaeocene.

panbiogeography
http://nzetc.victoria.ac.nz/tm/scholarly/tei-Bio27Tuat01-t1-body-d1.html
‘Never a Serious Scientist: The Life of Leon Croizat’

Pavlov, Ivan Petrovich
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1904/pavlov-bio.html
Biography of Ivan Pavlov.

Pentastomida
http://eol.org/pages/2630868/overview
Pentastomida: Tongue Worms.

Permian
http://palaeos.com/paleozoic/permian/permian.html
Detailed description of life in the Permian.

Placozoa
http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/phyla/placozoa/placozoa.html
Introduction to Placozoa.

Plecoptera
http://tolweb.org/Plecoptera
Description and relationships of Plecoptera.

Pleistocene
http://palaeos.com/quaternary/pleistocene.html
Detailed description of life in the Pleistocene.

Pliocene
http://palaeos.com/cenozoic/pliocene/pliocene.html
Detailed description of life in the Pliocene.

Poisson distribution
http://mathworld.wolfram.com/PoissonDistribution.html
Explanation of the Poisson distribution.

Polychaeta
http://www.marinespecies.org/polychaeta/
World Polychaeta Database.

Porifera
http://www.marinespecies.org/porifera/
World Porifera Database.

Protura
https://www.chaosofdelight.org/protura#all-about-protura
Description of Protura.

pseudogenes
http://naturalselection.0catch.com/Files/pseudogenes.html
Detailed information about pseudogenes.

Pteraspidomorphi
http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/pteraspidomorphi/pteraspidomorphi.html
Description of Pteraspidomorphi.

Pythonidae
https://www.encyclopedia.com/environment/encyclopedias-almanacs-transcripts-and-maps/pythons-pythonidae
Description, evolution, behaviour, and ecology of pythons.

 

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radioimmunoassay
https://www.antibodies-online.com/resources/17/1215/radioimmunoassay-ria/
Explanation of the radioimmunoassay method.

Radiolaria
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/GeolSci/micropal/radiolaria.html
Description, range, classification, and biology of Radiolaria.

rarity
http://www.iucnredlist.org/
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Remipedia
http://www.marinespecies.org/remipedia/
World Remipedia Database.

Rodentia
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/mammal/rodentia/rodentia.html
Introduction to the Rodentia.

 

S  Top

schistosomiasis
https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/schistosomiasis/index.html
Information about schistosomiasis from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US.

Sepiida
https://www.mba.ac.uk/fact-sheet-cuttlefish
A factsheet on cuttlefish.

sexual selection
http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/sexual-selection-13255240
Sexual selection.

Shannon–Wiener index of diversity
http://www.tiem.utk.edu/~gross/bioed/bealsmodules/shannonDI.html
How to calculate the diversity index, with a worked example.

Siberiidae
http://palaeos.com/metazoa/ecdysozoa/panarthropoda/siberiidae.html
Description and illustration of Siberiiidae.

Simpson, George Gaylord
http://people.ucsc.edu/~laporte/simpson/Biography.html
More information about George Gaylord Simpson.

Soricomorpha
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Soricomorpha/
Diversity, range, habitat, and description of Soricomorpha.

Spiralia
https://comenius.susqu.edu/biol/202/animals/protostomes/spiralia/default.htm
Description of the Spiralia.

S-shaped growth curve
https://ib.bioninja.com.au/options/option-c-ecology-and-conser/c5-population-ecology/sigmoid-growth-curve.html
Explanation of the S-shaped growth curve.

standard deviation
https://www.mathsisfun.com/data/standard-deviation.html
Description of standard deviation and variance.

starch
http://www1.lsbu.ac.uk/water/starch.html
Further information on starch.

steroid
http://themedicalbiochemistrypage.org/steroid-hormones.php
More information about the biochemistry and physiological effects of steroids.

stratified random sample
http://www.custominsight.com/articles/random-sampling.asp
Explanation of the stratified random sample technique.

striated muscle
http://noelle20050.tripod.com/id29.html
Description of the structure and function of striated muscle.

sweepstakes dispersal route A
http://people.wku.edu/charles.smith/biogeog/SIMP940B.htm
Simpson’s original 1940 paper proposing sweepstakes dispersal routes.

sympatric evolution
https://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(07)01625-9.pdf
Detailed account of sympatric evolution and the controversy surrounding it.

 

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Tarbosaurus bataar
http://www.gondwanastudios.com/info/tarb.htm
Detailed description of Tarbosaurus bataar.

Tardigrada
http://www.marinespecies.org/tardigrada/
World list of Tardigrada.

Testudines
https://ucmp.berkeley.edu/anapsids/testudines/testudineslh.html
Life history and ecology of Testudines.

tetrodotoxin
http://www.chm.bris.ac.uk/motm/ttx/ttx.htm
Description of the properties and effects of tetrodotoxin.

Therapsida
http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/therapsida/index.html
Information about the Therapsida.

Tinbergen, Nikolaas
https://www.ias.ac.in/article/fulltext/reso/023/08/0845-0851
Account of Tinbergen’s work and its significance.

transcription
https://teachmephysiology.com/basics/protein-synthesis/dna-transcription/
Detailed description of DNA transcription.

Triassic
http://palaeos.com/mesozoic/triassic/triassic.html
Detailed description of life in the Triassic.

Triconodonta
http://palaeos.com/vertebrates/mammalia/triconodonta.html
Detailed description of the Triconodonta.

Tropiduridae
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Tropiduridae/
Detailed information on the Tropiduridae.

t-test
http://www.socialresearchmethods.net/kb/stat_t.php
Detailed explanation of the t-test.

 

U  Top

urea cycle
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK513323/
Detailed description of the urea cycle.

 

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Vampyroteuthidae
http://tolweb.org/Vampyroteuthis_infernalis
Description of the vampire squid.

Vetustovermis
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1559895/
Detailed description of the Vetustovermis and its possible affinities.

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Wallace, Alfred Russel
http://www.wku.edu/%7Esmithch/index1.htm
More information about Alfred Russel Wallace.

Watson, James Dewey
http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/1962/watson-bio.html
Biography of James Dewey Watson.

 

Y  Top

Young, John Zachary
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1467769/pdf/joa_1922_0313.pdf
Obituary of John Zachary Young.

 

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ZooBank
http://zoobank.org/About
Description of the ZooBank.