The Dissection of Vertebrates

Paperback | October 25, 2010

byGerardo De Iuliis, Dino PuleraEditorGerardo De Iuliis

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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 * 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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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. Sev...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 10.88 × 8.5 × 0.68 inPublished:October 25, 2010Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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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