Citation: Sandvik, H. (2004) Book review [of] Multicellular animals [and] Das System der Metazoa [by] Peter Ax. Integrative and Comparative Biology, 44, 194–195.

doi: 10.1093/icb/44.2.194 [what’s a doi?].

Abstract: In this book review of Das System der Metazoa (Ax 1995/1999/2001) and its English translation (Ax 1996/2000/2003), I recommend these three volumes for three reasons:
– they give morphological evidence the weight it deserves in phylogenetics,
– they illustrate that cladistic analysis does not need to mean absence of functional reasoning, and
– the heuristic value of plotting evolutionary novelties directly onto the phylogeny is considerable for students of biology.

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