The evolution of the class Insecta

Tillyard, RJ 1930 , 'The evolution of the class Insecta' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania , pp. 1-89 .

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The subject of this paper is one which is admittedly
full of difficulty, yet at the same time one of the profoundest
interest, viz., the Evolution of the Insects as a Class from
some ancestral type which was not an Insect, but something
more primitive in its general structure. In attempting
this task, I must first of all classify and pass in review
the various theories that have been advanced by famous
Zloologists or entomologists to account for the origin of
this Class, admittedly the highest development within the
Phylum Arthropoda. Each main hypothesis will be examined
on its merits and tested as to its validity. Having carried
out this task, I then propose to state the position as it
appears to me and to offer a new theory which attempts
to embrace all the known facts of the case.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Tillyard, RJ
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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