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Ophiuroidea Literature and Web Links


References used for the information and pictures in this website:

Clarkson, E.N.K.  Invertebrate Palaeontology and Evolution. Fourth Edition. Blackwell Press

Wikipidea -  On line Encyclopedia, excellent for a brief overview on Ophiuroidea.
 www.wikipedia.org

Tree of Life
- Good for a brief description of the classification of Ophiuroidea. http://www.tolweb.org/Echinodermata

Starfish - A marine biology website, useful for complete descriptions of brittle stars. It has many wacky pages of starfish in the news. Includes all new material on all the studies being carried out on echinoderms. www.starfish.ch/reef/echinoderms.html

Biodidac - a website with drawings and images for the illustration of the morphology. http://biodidac.bio.uottawa.ca/thumbnails/catquery.htm?Kingdom=Animalia&phylum=Echinodermata


Reef Education - a good overview for echinoderms, with good illustrations. http://www.reef.edu.au/asp_pages/secb.asp?FormNo=45

Southeastern Regional Taxonomic Center/South Carolina Department of Natural Resources - an excellent source of beautiful images of all marine life.
 http://www.dnr.sc.gov/marine/sertc/echinoderm%20gallery.htm





Author: Lorna O'Brien
Last updated: 19/11/2006
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Websites produced by students on the MSc Palaeobiology programme in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol for academic year 2006-7