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Embryology of the Symphyla


OWING to the significance which is attached to the Symphyla in speculations on the origin of insects, a knowledge of their embryology has become desirable. Having recently obtained, in large quantity, the eggs of a local species of Hanseniella, I have been able to work out a fairly complete story of the development of these remarkable animals. A detailed account of this will be published later; the present note records a few points which are significant on phylogenetic grounds.

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  1. Metschnikoff, E., Z. Wiss. Zool., 24 (1874).

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TIEGS, O. Embryology of the Symphyla. Nature 143, 334–335 (1939).

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