The Animal Kingdom: A Very Short Introduction - Peter Holland 2011

What is an animal?

Animal phyla

The evolutionary tree of animals

Basal animals: sponges, corals, and jellyfish

The bilaterians: building a body

Lophotrochozoa: wondrous worms

Ecdysozoa: insects and nematodes

Deuterostomes I: starfish, sea squirts, and amphioxus

Deuterostomes II: the rise of vertebrates

Deuterostomes III: vertebrates on land

Enigmatic animals