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The Dissection of Vertebrates

The Dissection of Vertebrates provides students with a manual combining pedalogical effective text with high-quality, accurate, and attractive visual references. Using a systemic approach within a systematic framework for each vertebrate, this book covers several animals commonly used in providing an anatomical transition sequence. Seven animals are covered: lamprey, shark, perch, mudpuppy, frog, pigeon and cat.

New to this edition:
- Revision of the systemic section of the introductory chapter to maintain currency
- Corrections to several parts of the existing text and images
- New comparative skull sections included as part of the existing vertebrates
- Companion site with image bank

Audience
Primary audience: 2nd or 3rd year university level comparative vertebrate anatomy courses. Such courses are usually two-semester courses, and may either be a required course or an elective. It is typically a required course for Biology and Zoology majors, as well as for some Forensics and Criminology programs, and offered as an elective for many other non-zoology science majors. The usual prerequisite is an introductory level biology course. The course is taught as a lecture with a lab. In most cases, the lab manual ie this text is required, while the textbook for lectures in recommended.Secondary audience: Graduate students and professional researchers in vertebrate morphology, functional anatomy, paleobiology and paleontology.

Paperback, 352 Pages

Published: October 2010

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-375060-0

Reviews

  • Praise for the New Edition:

    "This manual is destined to be a must for the present generation of beginning and intermediate students in the anatomy of vertebrates. It blends a familiar language with the formalism and cadence of Victorian descriptions, all the while maintaining clear directions on dissection procedures, and amazing, realistic, art, rendering its reading a vivid experience. It is strongly based in the conceptual framework of phylogeny but without losing the practical spirit of manuals. The incorporation of new sections on examples often not (or ever) included in other works is a bonus that broadens its scope, flexibility, and utility."--Dr Sergio F Vizcaino, Departmento Cientifico Paleontologia Vertebrados, Museo de la Plata, Argentina

    "This new lab manual by De Iuliis and Pulerà will quickly become the standard for veterinary and vertebrate zoology courses alike. The artwork is simply the best available, and appears more true-to-life than any others. The choice of including skeletal material beyond the standard fare (including T. rex!) makes this manual truly innovative. The text clearly explains the anatomy, and goes into more detail than any similar manual, allowing the instructor to more easily tailor the manual to his or her course. Prepare to see this work mimicked by others!"--Randall Lauff, Biology Department, St. Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, NS, Canada


Contents

  • Contents Guide

    Preface

    Acknowledgments

    Introduction

     

    CHAPTER 1

    Craniata and Vertebrata

    Phylogeny and Classification

    Vertebrate Relatives

    Craniates and Vertebrates

    Early Stages in the Evolution of Vertebrates

    Vertebrata

    Amniote Skulls and Classification

     

    CHAPTER 2 - THE LAMPREY

    Introduction

    Section I - Skeleton

    Section II - External Anatomy

    Section III - Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera

    Section IV - Sagittal Section

    Key Terms: Lamprey

    CHAPTER 3 - THE SHARK

    Introduction

    Section I - Skeleton

    Key Terms: Skeleton

    Section II - External Anatomy

    Key Terms: External Anatomy

    Section III - Muscular System

    Key Terms: Muscular System

    Section IV - Digestive and Respiratory Systems

    Key Terms: Digestive and Respiratory Systems

    Section V - Cardiovascular System

    Key Terms: Cardiovascular System

    Section VI - Urogenital System

    Male Urogenital System

    Key Terms: Male Urogenital System

    Female Reproductive System

    Key Terms: Female Reproductive System

    Section VII - Sensory Organs

    Key Terms: Sensory Organs

    Section VIII - Brain and Cranial Nerves

    Key Terms: Brain and Cranial Nerves

    CHAPTER 4 - THE PERCH

    Introduction

    Section I - Skeleton

    Key Terms: Skeleton

    Key Terms: Postcranial Skeleton

    Section II - External Anatomy

    Key Terms: External Anatomy

    Section III - Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx

    Key Terms: Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx

     

    Section IV - Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera

    Key Terms: Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera

     

    CHAPTER 5 - THE MUDPUPPY

    Introduction

    Section I - Skeleton

    Key Terms: Cranial Skeleton

    Key Terms: Postcranial Skeleton

    Section II - External Anatomy

    Key Terms: External Anatomy

    Section III - Muscular System

    Key Terms: Muscular System

    Section IV - Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx

    Key Terms: Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx

    Section V - Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera

    Key Terms: Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera

    Section VI - Urogenital System

    Key Terms: Urogenital System

    Section VII - Cardiovascular System

    Key Terms: Cardiovascular System

     

    CHAPTER 6 - THE FROG

    Introduction

    Section I - Skeleton

    Key Terms: Skull, Mandible, and Hyoid Apparatus

    Key Terms: Postcranial Skeleton

    Section II - External Anatomy

    Key Terms: External Anatomy

    Section III - Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx

    Key Terms: Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx

    Section IV - Pleuroperitoneal Cavity, Viscera, and Urogenital System

    Key Terms: Pleuroperitoneal Cavity, Viscera, and Urogenital System

    Section V - Cardiovascular System

    Key Terms: Cardiovascular System

    CHAPTER 7 - THE CAT

    Introduction

    Section I - Skeleton

    Key Terms: Cranial Skeleton

    Key Terms: The Skull and Mandible of the Sheep

    Key Terms: The Skull and Mandible of the Beaver

    Postcranial Skeleton

    Key Terms: Postcranial Skeleton

    Section II - External Anatomy

    Key Terms: External Anatomy

    Section III - Muscular System

    Key Terms: Muscular System

    Key Terms: Muscles of the Forelimb

    Key Terms: Muscles of the Hind Limb

    Key Terms: Muscles of the Head and Trunk

     

    Section IV - Digestive and Respiratory Systems

    Key Terms: Digestive and Respiratory Systems

    Section V - Cardiovascular System

    Key Terms: Cardiovascular System

    Section VI - Urogenital System

    Key Terms: Excretory System

    Key Terms: Male Reproductive System

    Key Terms: Female Reproductive System

    Section VII - Brain and Cranial Nerves

    Key Terms: Brain and Cranial Nerves

     

    CHAPTER 8 - REPTILE SKULLS AND MANDIBLES

    Introduction

    Section I -Turtle Skull and Mandible

    Key Terms: Turtle Skull and Mandible

    Section II -Iguana Skull and Mandible

    Key Terms: Iguana Skull and Mandible

    Section III - Snake Skull and Mandible

    Key Terms: Snake Skull and Mandible

    Section IV - Alligator Skull and Mandible

    Key Terms: Alligator Skull and Mandible

    Section V - Dinosaur Skull and Mandible

    Key Terms: Dinosaur Skull and Mandible

     

    CHAPTER 9 - THE PIGEON

    Introduction

    Section I - Skeleton

    Key Terms: Skeleton

    Section II - External Anatomy

    Key Terms: External Anatomy

    Section III - Musculature

    Key Terms: Musculature

    Section IV - Body Cavity, Viscera, and Vessels

    Key Terms: Body Cavity, Viscera, and Vessels

    Selected References

    Index 

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