A Monograph on the Sub-Class Cirripedia
A monograph on the sub-class Cirripedia: with figures of all the species, v. 1.
Volume One of A Monograph of the sub-class Cirripedia, with figures of all the species was written by Charles Darwin in 1851 to cover the Lepadidæ, or pedunculated cirripedes. Lepadidæ are a family of goose barnacles described by Darwin. His study of barnacles, both living and in fossils, helped him understand how the species diversity developed over time, which was an important factor in his writing On the Origin of Species.
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