The Dissection of Vertebrates
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The Dissection of Vertebrates : A Laboratory Manual

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 215.9 x 274.32 x 22.86mm | 1,156.65g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 2nd edition
  • 0123750601
  • 9780123750600
  • 1,076,576

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
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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
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
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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 Pulera 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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