The purpose of this book, now in its third edition, is to introduce the morphology of vertebrates in a context that emphasizes a comparison of structire and of the function of structural units. The comparative method involves the analysis of the history of structure in both developmental and evolutionary frameworks. The nature of adaptation is the key to this analysis. Adaptation of a species to its environment, as revealed by its structure, function, and reproductive success, is the product of mutation and natural selection–the process of evolution. The evolution of structure and function, then, is the theme of this book which presents, system by system, the evolution of structure and function of vertebrates. Each chapter presents the major evolutionary trends of an organ system, with instructions for laboratory exploration of these trends included so the student can integrate concept with example.
"Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates is written bearing in mind that the modern trends of studies on the chordates have changed drastically from the classical study of one or two commonly available representative types to a detailed comparative account of organs and organ systems present in all available extant forms." "The book provides an introduction to structure-function concept at the level of organs and organ systems, which is fundamental to the understanding of synthesis of comparative anatomy. The book is divided into twelve chapters. The first chapter deals with characteristics of chordates, followed by integumentry system, skeletal system, muscular system, digestive system, respiratory system, circulatory system, excretory system, reproductive system, nervous system, receptor system and lastly endocrine system."--BOOK JACKET.
A comprehensive text of vertebrate morphology with a developmental, functional and evolutionary perspective. This eighth edition has been updated to include information on such topics as embryonic inductors, locomotion in marine mammals, pacemakers, GI hormones and the histogenesis of thymus.
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Comparative Anatomy, Evolution, Homologies and Development
Author: Rui Diogo
Publisher: CRC Press
The Vertebrata is one of the most speciose groups of animals, comprising more than 58,000 living species. This book provides a detailed account on the comparative anatomy, development, homologies and evolution of the head, neck, pectoral and forelimb muscles of vertebrates. It includes hundreds of illustrations, as well as numerous tables showing the homologies between the muscles of all the major extant vertebrate taxa, including lampreys, elasmobranchs, hagfish, coelacanths, dipnoans, actinistians, teleosts, halecomorphs, ginglymodians, chondrosteans, caecilians, anurans, urodeles, turtles, lepidosaurs, crocodylians, birds, and mammals such as monotremes, rodents, tree-shrews, flying lemurs and primates, including modern humans. It also provides a list of more than a thousand synonyms that have been used by other authors to designate these muscles in the literature. Importantly, it also reviews data obtained in the fields of evolutionary developmental biology, molecular biology and embryology, and explains how this data helps to understand the evolution and homologies of vertebrate muscles. The book will useful to students, teachers, and researchers working in fields such as functional morphology, ecomorphology, evolutionary developmental biology, zoology, molecular biology, evolution, and phylogeny. As the book includes crucial information about the anatomy, development, homologies, evolution and muscular abnormalities of our own species, Homo sapiens, it will also be helpful to physicians and medical students.
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The Book Comparative Anatomy Of Vertebrates In Second Revised And Enlarged Edition Provides Information On Various Aspects Of The Evolutionary History Of Vertebrates, Their Structural Modifications And Correlations With Varied Environments And Modes Of Life. This Book Is Intended To Serve The Needs Of Undergraduate And Postgraduate Student Offering Zoology. It Is Aimed To Compile A Comprehensive Account Of Current Information On Comparative Structure And Physiological Outline Required By A Student In A Single Book Containing Condensation Of Available Information. It Is Also Intended To Provide Comparative Structure Of Indian Animal Types. The Plan Followed In This Text Includes The First Chapter On The Classification Of Chordates Followed By Eleven Chapters On Various Organ Systems. For Each Organ System A General Account Is Given Followed By The Comparative Description Of Important Indian Types From Each Class Including.Branchiostoma, Scolidon, Labeo, Rana, Uromastio Columba Dn Oryctolagus. It Is Hoped That This Book Will Prove Useful To Students For The Knowledge Of Basic Vertebrate Structure. A Bibliography Has Been Given At The End For Detailed Study.
Deemed a classic for its reading level and high-quality illustrations, this respected text is ideal for your one-semester Comparative Anatomy course. For the ninth edition, George Kent is joined by new co-author Bob Carr. The emphasis is on biological, physical, and evolutionary aspects of anatomy with a system-by-system progression. Taxonomy (names) and phylogeny (evolutionary relationships) have been updated throughout, and learning aids include: links to the Internet, critical thinking questions, chapter outlines, boldface key terms, chapter summaries, and suggested readings.
This full-color manual is a unique guide for students conducting the comparative study of representative vertebrate animals. It is appropriate for courses in comparative anatomy, vertebrate zoology, or any course in which the featured vertebrates are studied. Includes coverage of the lamprey, dogfish shark, perch, mudpuppy, bullfrog, pigeon, and cat. Evolutionary concepts, comparative morphology, and histology are covered comprehensively. Loose-leaf and three-hole drilled.
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"This one-semester text is designed for an upper-level majors course. Vertebrates features a unique emphasis on function and evolution of vertebrates, complete anatomical detail, and excellent pedagogy. Vertebrate groups are organized phylogenetically, and their systems discussed within such a context. Morphology is foremost, but the author has developed and integrated an understanding of function and evolution into the discussion of anatomy of the various systems"--Amazon.com.
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"This atlas covers basic as well as novel information on the retinae of various representative vertebrates including fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals.The book consists of over 200 illustrations with brief descriptions pointing out special f"