Biology is not all cut, not all dry, not all Disneyfied, not always at all easy to classify tidily. This paper tries to kick any intellectually recalcitrant reader into realizing that:
“Endless Forms Most Stupid, Icky, and Small: The Preponderance of Noncharismatic Invertebrates as Integral to a Biologically Sound View of Life,” Jesse E. Czekanski‐Moir and Rebecca J. Rundell, Ecology and Evolution, vol. 10, no. 23, 2020, pp. 12638-12649.
The authors, at the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, explain:
“We show that simple, small, and intriguingly repulsive invertebrate animals provide a counterpoint to misconceptions about evolution.”
(Thanks to Sally Shelton for bringing this to our attention.)