Specifically, the sections on zoological and common naming conventions, how distribution maps are created and how to interpret patterns of distribution, and identification techniques (how to use a dichotomous key
) are particularly well done.
His tongue oozed of heavy vocabulary, although it was a well-known fact that while the rest of us were busy trying to crack the dichotomous key
in biology, he was holed up in a secret room with a fat dictionary trying to cram more complex English words.
(1995) dichotomous key
as well as morphometry of the whole organism (Table 1).
After the first analysis, the genus classification of the collected ticks was performed, and for the specie identification the parasites were sentto the Laboratory of Parasitology at the Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel), were the dichotomous key
of Barros-Battesti, Arzua, and Bechara (2006) was used for the identification.
Amblyomma aureolatum (Pallas, 1772) (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitizing margay cat (Leopardus wiedii) (Schinz, 1821), in Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil/Amblyomma aureolatum (Pallas, 1772) (Acari: Ixodidae) parasitando gato-maracaja (Leopardus wiedii) (Schinz, 1821), em Uruguaiana, Rio Grande do Sul, Brasil
Based on diagnostic characteristics in the dichotomous key
provided by Knee et al (1) of existing peritremes, distally attenuated chelicerae, without prominent proximal inflation, and minute cheliceral digits, the mite was determined to be Ptilonyssus (Fig 1b).
The tick was identified with the aid of an Olympus stereoscopic microscope (series CX40) and the dichotomous key
of MARTINS et al.
Further educational features in the book include the For Creative Minds pages, which have a Dichotomous Key
, a Mammal or Not?
The authors suggest places to visit to further study each type of natural community and provide a comprehensive glossary of ecological terms, as well as a dichotomous key
for aiding field identification.
of Kentucky, include information on more than 14,000 species with a taxonomic index and dichotomous key
for germination type.
Future work will further test these conclusions and our goal is to produce a more useful dichotomous key
to California pipefishes.
This section presents a dichotomous key
to Keys A through N with page numbers.
Below, a dichotomous key
is presented for the six species of Tamarix reported for Mexico.