The Dissection of Vertebrates

The Dissection of Vertebrates

2nd Edition - August 3, 2006

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  • Authors: Gerardo De Iuliis, Dino Pulerà
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123785930

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The Dissection of Vertebrates, Second Edition, provides students with a manual that combines 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. This updated version include a revised systemic section of the introductory chapter; corrections to several parts of the existing text and images; new comparative skull sections included as part of the existing vertebrates; and a companion site with image bank. This text is designed for 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.

Key Features

  • Winner of the NYSM Jury award for the Rock Dove Air Sacs, Lateral and Ventral Views illustration
  • Expertly rendered award-winning illustrations accompany the detailed, clear dissection direction
  • Organized by individual organism to facilitate classroom presentation
  • Offers coverage of a wide range of vertebrates
  • Full-color, strong pedagogical aids in a convenient lay-flat presentation
  • Expanded and updated features on phylogenic coverage, mudpuppy musculature and comparative mammalian skulls

Readership

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. Graduate students and professional researchers in vertebrate morphology, functional anatomy, paleobiology and paleontology.

Table of Contents

  • 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 

Product details

  • No. of pages: 352
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2010
  • Published: August 3, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780123785930

About the Authors

Gerardo De Iuliis

Gerardo De Iuliis, PhD, received his doctorate from the Department of Zoology, University of Toronto, in 1996, with specialization in Vertebrate Paleontology and Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy. He currently teaches two courses, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy and Vertebrate Paleontology: Major Transitions in Vertebrate History, at the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, and Human Anatomy and Physiology at George Brown College (Toronto), and is a Research Associate at the Royal Ontario Museum (Toronto). His primary research interests include the systematics and paleobiology of xenarthrans, particularly of fossil sloths. He has published numerous articles on fossil sloths, as well as on fossil cingulates and lungfish, among other vertebrate groups.

Affiliations and Expertise

Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada

Dino Pulerà

Dino Pulerá, MScBMC, CMI, was the first recipient of the John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Award from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology for best paleontological technical illustration in 2010. He received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology and his Masters of Science in Biomedical Communications at the University of Toronto. After completing his graduate studies, he spent the first part of his career creating visuals for textbook publications. The second half of his career has been spent working for a medical legal studio as an associate art director and medical illustrator. Dino also operates his own freelance business, specializing in animal anatomy and vertebrate paleontology. His work has won numerous awards and has been displayed in many international exhibitions. He is recognized as a Certified Medical Illustrator (CMI) by The Board of Certification of Medical Illustrators.

Affiliations and Expertise

Certified Medical Illustrator, Maple, Ontario, Canada

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  • A.C. B. Fri Feb 25 2022

    The Dissection of Vertebrates

    I really need this reader to explain the anatomy of some animals. The pictures supporting the theory very well.