The Dissection of Vertebrates - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780124104600

The Dissection of Vertebrates

3rd Edition

Authors: Gerardo De Iuliis Dino Pulera
Paperback ISBN: 9780124104600
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st August 2019
Page Count: 424
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Description

The Dissection of Vertebrates, Third Edition, is a comprehensive laboratory manual combining detailed, clear dissection instructions for seven vertebrates 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, namely: lamprey, shark, perch, mudpuppy, frog, pigeon and cat. This text is organized by individual organism to facilitate classroom presentation of a wide range of vertebrates. The new edition contains a new chapter on reptile skulls, along with expanded and updated features on phylogenic coverage, mudpuppy musculature and comparative mammalian skulls.

This book will appeal to students in the second or third year university level comparative vertebrate anatomy courses, Biology and Zoology majors, students in some Forensics and Criminology programs, and non-Zoology science majors.

Key Features

  • Presents the winner of the NYSM Jury award for the Rock Dove Air Sacs, Lateral and Ventral Views illustration
  • Organized by individual organism to facilitate classroom presentation
  • Offers coverage of a wide range of vertebrates
  • Contains full-color, strong pedagogical aids in a convenient lay-flat presentation
  • Includes expanded and updated features on phylogenic coverage, mudpuppy musculature and comparative mammalian skulls

Readership

2nd or 3rd year university level comparative vertebrate anatomy courses. 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 (i.e. this text) is required, while the textbook for lectures is 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
Section I – Skeleton
Section II – External Anatomy
Section III – Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera
Section IV – Sagittal Section

CHAPTER 3 – THE SHARK
Section I - Skeleton
Section II - External Anatomy
Section III - Muscular System
Section IV - Digestive and Respiratory Systems
Section V - Cardiovascular System
Section VI - Urogenital System
Male Urogenital System
Female Reproductive System
Section VII - Sensory Organs
Section VIII - Brain and Cranial Nerves

CHAPTER 4 – THE PERCH
Section I – Skeleton
Section II – External Anatomy
Section III – Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx
Section IV – Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera

CHAPTER 5 – THE MUDPUPPY
Section I – Skeleton
Section II – External Anatomy
Section III – Muscular System
Section IV – Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx
Section V – Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera
Section VI – Urogenital System
Section VII – Cardiovascular System 

CHAPTER 6 – THE FROG
Section I – Skeleton
Section II – External Anatomy
Section III – Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx
Section IV – Pleuroperitoneal Cavity, Viscera, and Urogenital System
Section V – Cardiovascular System

CHAPTER 7 – THE CAT
Section I - Skeleton
Postcranial Skeleton
Section II – External Anatomy
Section III - Muscular System
Section IV - Digestive and Respiratory Systems
Section V - Cardiovascular System
Section VI - Urogenital System
Section VII – Brain and Cranial Nerves

CHAPTER 8 – REPTILE SKULLS AND MANDIBLES
Introduction
Section I –Turtle Skull and Mandible
Section II –Iguana Skull and Mandible
Section III – Snake Skull and Mandible
Section IV – Alligator Skull and Mandible
Section V – Dinosaur Skull and Mandible

CHAPTER 9 – THE PIGEON
Introduction
Section I - Skeleton
Section II - External Anatomy
Section III – Musculature
Section IV - Body Cavity, Viscera, and Vessels

Details

No. of pages:
424
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 2020
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
Paperback ISBN:
9780124104600

About the Author

Gerardo De Iuliis

Gerardo De Iuliis, PhD, is currently teaching Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy at the University of Toronto, and Evolution and Anatomy and Physiology courses at George Brown College. He has published numerous papers, and his frist book, The Dissection of Vertebrates, has been well received by instructors, researchers and students.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

Dino Pulera

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. Dino worked as a medical and scientific illustrator and animator producing visuals, predominately for undergraduate textbook publications, and he currently works for a medical legal studio as an art director and medical illustrator.

Affiliations and Expertise

Certified Medical Illustrator, Maple, Ontario, Canada

Reviews

"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

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