Muscles of Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Evolution, Homologies and Development, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Muscles of Vertebrates

Comparative Anatomy, Evolution, Homologies and Development, 1st Edition

By Rui Diogo

CRC Press

500 pages

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Description

The Vertebrata is one of the most speciose groups of animals, comprising more than 58,000 living species. This book provides a detailed account on the comparative anatomy, development, homologies and evolution of the head, neck, pectoral and forelimb muscles of vertebrates. It includes hundreds of illustrations, as well as numerous tables showing t

Table of Contents

Introduction and Aims. Methodology and Material. Muscles of Non-Osteichthyan Vertebrates. Head and Neck Muscles of Actinopterygians and Basal Sarcopterygians. From Sarcopterygian Fish to Modern Humans: Head and Neck Muscles. Head and Neck Muscles of Amphibians. Head and Neck Muscles of Reptiles. Pectoral and Pectoral Fin Muscles of Actinopterygian and Sarcopterygian Fishes. From Sarcopterygian Fish to Modern Humans: Pectoral and Forelimb Muscles. Pectoral and Forelimb Muscles of Limbed Amphibians and Reptiles. General Comments.

About the Author

Rui Diogo: Dept of Anthropology, George Washington University, USA

Virginia Abdala: Professor, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI027000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Evolution
SCI072000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Biology / Developmental Biology