Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c1964.
Book — xxvii, ix, 513 p.,  leaves of plates,  blank : diagram, port. ; 21 cm.
Introduction by Ernest Mayr On the Origin of Species Bibliography Subject Index Diagram of Divergence.
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I. General evolution. The origin and significance of spines.--II. Structure and development of trilobites.--III. Studies in the development of the Brachiopoda.--IV. Miscellaneous studies in development:
1. Development of a paleozoic poriferous coral.
2. Symmetrical cell development in the Favositidae.
3. Development of the shell in the genus Tornoceras Hyatt.--Plates.