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A Monograph on the Sub-class Cirripedia

With Figures of all the Species

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Author: Charles Darwin
Published: 1851
Language: English
Wordcount: 131,757 / 423 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 48.7
LoC Category: QL
Downloads: 588
Added to site: 2010.03.09 26924
Genre: Science


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Although the present volume is strictly systematic, I will, under the general description of the Lepadidæ, give a very brief abstract of some of the most interesting points in their internal anatomy, and in the metamorphoses of the whole class, which I hope hereafter to treat, with the necessary illustrations, in detail. I enter on the subject of the metamorphoses the more readily, as by this means alone can the homologies of the different parts be clearly understood.

On the Names given to the different parts of Cirripedes.

I have unwillingly found it indispensable to give names to several valves, and to some few of the softer parts of Cirripedes. The accompanying figure of an imaginary Scalpellum includes every valve; the two most important valves of Lepas are also given, in which the direction of t



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