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Developmental and taxonomic studies of Sydney Harbour kinorhyncha

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The principal aim of the research project reported in this thesis is the description of kinorhynch head processes to provide data for taxonomic and systematic use. Observations are recorded of the morphology and ultrastructural histology of the scalids (head processes) of Kinorhynchus phyllotropis (Brown and Higgins, 1983) - the first kinorhynch from Australia to be described.


Table of Contents

Introduction -- Materials and methods -- Results: Chapter 1. External scalids of the head of adult Kinorhynchus phyllotropi; Chapter 2. External scalids of early juvenile stages of Kinorhynchus phyllotropi; Chapter 3. External scalids of late juvenile stages of Kinorhynchus phyllotropi; Chapter 4. Oral cone, internal scalids and oral styles; Chapter 5. Cuticular structures of the alimentary canal; Chapter 6. Cuticular structures of the excretory system; Chapter 7. Subcuticular histology of unciliated and ciliated apertures in trunk plates; Chapter 8. Life history of Kinorhynchus phyllotropis; Chapter 9. Taxonomic description of Pycnophyes faveolus; Chapter 10. Taxonomic description of Echnioderes teretis -- Discussion -- Summary.


Includes reprints of journal articles by the author, these journal articles were suppressed due to copyright restrictions. "A thesis submitted in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Biological Sciences, Macquarie University. Bibliography: leaves 186-193

Awarding Institution

Macquarie University

Degree Type

Thesis PhD


Degree conferred May 1986

Department, Centre or School

School of Biological Sciences

Year of Award


Principal Supervisor

D. F. Hales


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