Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs

1st Edition

By Christine Bohmer, Jean-Christophe Theil, Anne-Claire Fabre, Anthony Herrel

CRC Press

383 pages | 369 Color Illus. | 46 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2020-04-03
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Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs is the first comprehensive and detailed anatomy book on a broad phylogenetic and ecological range of mammals. This extraordinary new work features more than 400 photographs and illustrations visualizing the limb musculature of 28 different species. Standardized views of the dissected bodies and concise text descriptions make it easy to compare the anatomy across different taxa. It provides tables of nomenclature and comparative muscle maps (schematic drawings on the origins and insertions of the muscles onto bones) in a diversity of animals. Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs is a reliable reference and an indispensable volume for all students and professional researchers in biology, paleontology, and veterinary medicine.

Key Features:

  • Provides an overview of the anatomy of the mammalian limb
  • Includes osteological correlates of the limb muscles
  • Illustrates anatomy in 2D
  • Guides dissection
  • Documents anatomical diversity in mammalian limbs

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Table of Contents

Atlas format

About the Authors

Christine Bohmer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. She is an expert in 3D modeling and computer aided design (CAD).

Anne-Claire Fabre is a Marie-Sklodowska Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. She has authored more than a dozen peer reviewed journal articles mostly focused on form and function in vertebrates.

Jean-Christophe Theil is an osteological preparation technician in charge of dissections and former research assistant at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He has a Master's degree in Systematic Evolution and Paleontology and has contributed to multiple publications on comparative functional anatomy of forelimb and hindlimb muscles in various types of animals.

Anthony Herrel is the Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research at the National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He has authored or co-authored dozens of peer reviewed journal articles, serves an editorial board member for half a dozen journals, and is frequently invited to present his research to national and international conferences.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
NATURE / Animals / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Cytology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General