It gives us great pleasure to present this book "Animal Diversity - II for the students of First Year B.Sc. Zoology Second Semester. This book is written according to the new syllabus as per CBCS Pattern of June 2019.
We have tried our best to present the subject matter in an easy style and in a comprehensive manner. The subject matter is profusely illustrated with a number of clear and labelled diagrams. We sincerely feel that this book will fulfill the requirements of the students as well as teachers. While preparing this book several standard reference books and text books have been consulted. Emphasis has been laid on furnishing maximum information required for students in a simple and lucid language. Zoology is an interesting subject because the animal world is full of diversity, adaptations, habits and habitats and behaviour. There are several textbooks and reference books available written by Indian and foreign authors but these books are too costly and majority of the students are unable to purchase them for comprehensive study.
We express our sincere thanks to Shri. Dineshbhai Furia, Shri. Jignesh Furia, Mr. Malik Shaikh, Mrs. Anjali Muley, Mrs. Roshan Shaikh and the entire staff of Nirali Prakashan for taking keen interest in the publication of this book and bringing out the book on time.
We shall gratefully accept constructive suggestions from the teachers as well as students for improvement of this book.