1st Edition

Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea: Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins

Edited By Debra Lee Miller Copyright 2007

    The order Cetacea comprises some amazing species, representing some of the most evolved creatures that inhabit this earth. Yet, they also represent a group of species for which much remains unknown. There are over 80 species of cetaceans composed of porpoises, dolphins and whales. This volume represents the latest of published and previously unpubl

    Cetacea: An Historical Overview; Fossil History; Classification and Molecular Phylogeny; Functional Anatomy of the Cetacean Reproductive System, with Comparisons to the Domestic Dog; Anatomy with Particular Reference to the Female; Endocrinology of Reproduction; Ovary, Oogenesis, and Ovarian Cycle; Testis, Spermatogenesis, and Testicular Cycles; The Mature Cetacean Spermatozoon; Fertilization; Embryogenesis and Development in Stenella attenuata and Other Cetaceans; Placental Structure and Comments on Gestational Ultrasonographic Examination; Courtship and Mating Behavior; Reproduction in Relation to Conservation and Commercial Exploitation; Population Genetics of Marine Mammals


    Debra Lee Miller