Photographic and Descriptive Musculoskeletal Atlas of Gorilla
With Notes on the Attachments, Variations, Innervation, Synonymy and Weight of the Muscles
Even though the gorilla is our closest living relative, information about its anatomy, and particularly its musculature, is scarce. This book is the first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of the gorilla. It includes high-quality photographs of musculoskeletal structures from most anatomical regions of the body, along with textual information about the attachments, innervations, and weight of the reported muscles. The atlas is an up-to-date review of the anatomical variations within gorillas as well as an extensive list of the synonyms used in the literature to designate the structures covered in the book. It also contains dissection observations of other primates and vertebrates, which are crucial for examining and understanding the homologies between the muscular structures of gorillas, humans, and other taxa.
Table of Contents
Introduction and Aims. Methodology and Material. Head and neck musculature. Pectoral and upper limb musculature. Trunk and back musculature. Diaphragmatic and abdominal musculature. Perineal, coccygeal and anal musculature. Pelvic and lower limb musculature. Figures. Appendix I: Literature including information about the muscles of gorillas. Appendix II: Literature cited, not including information about the muscles of gorillas.
Rui Diogo: Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA
Josep M. Potau: Department of Anatomy and Embryology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Juan F. Pastor, Felix J. dePaz, Eva M. Ferrero: Department of Anatomy, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Gaëlle Bello: Department of Animal Biology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Mercedex Barbosa: Department of Anatomy, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain
Bernard A. Wood: Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA