The Dissection of Vertebrates by Gerardo De Iuliis

The Dissection of Vertebrates

byGerardo De Iuliis, Dino PuleraEditorGerardo De Iuliis

Paperback | October 25, 2010

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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.


* 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

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    Title:The Dissection of VertebratesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

    The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

    ISBN - 10:0123750601

    ISBN - 13:9780123750600

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    Table of 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

    CHAPTER 3 THE SHARK

    Introduction 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

    Introduction Section I Skeleton Section II External Anatomy Section III Mouth, Oral Cavity, and Pharynx Section IV Pleuroperitoneal Cavity and Viscera

    CHAPTER 5 THE MUDPUPPY

    Introduction 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

    Introduction 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

    Introduction 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 Selected References Index

    Editorial 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