Reproductive Biology and Phylogeny of Cetacea: Whales, Porpoises and Dolphins: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

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

1st Edition

Edited by Debra Lee Miller

CRC Press

450 pages

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Description

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 This volume represents the latest of published and previously unpublished information regarding cetacean reproductive biology and phylogeny.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Series—Barrie G. M. Jamieson

Preface to this Volume—Debra L. Miller

1. Cetacea: An Historical Overview

Giovanni Bianucci and Walter Landini

2. Fossil History

Giovanni Bianucci and Walter Landini

3. Classification and Molecular Phylogeny

Claudine Montgelard, Emmanuel J. P. Douzery and Jacques Michaux

4. Functional Anatomy of the Cetacean Reproductive System, with

Comparisons to the Domestic Dog

Sentiel A. Rommel, D. Ann Pabst and William A. McLellan

5. Anatomy with Particular Reference to the Female

Stephanie Plön and Ric Bernard

6. Endocrinology of Reproduction

Shannon Atkinson and Motoi Yoshioka

7. Ovary, Oogenesis, and Ovarian Cycle

Yutaka Fukui

8. Testis, Spermatogenesis, and Testicular Cycles

Stephanie Plön and Ric Bernard

9. The Mature Cetacean Spermatozoon

Debra L. Miller, Eloise L. Styer, Shoichi Kita and Maya Menchaca

10. Fertilization

Yutaka Fukui

11. Embryogenesis and Development in Stenella attenuata and

Other Cetaceans

J. G. M. Thewissen and John Heyning

12. Placental Structure and Comments on

Gestational Ultrasonographic Examination

Debra L. Miller, Eloise L. Styer and Maya Menchaca

13. Courtship and Mating Behavior

Catherine M. Schaeff

14. Reproduction in Relation to Conservation and

Commercial Exploitation

Aleta A. Hohn, Ruth Y. Ewing and Julia Zaias

15. Population Genetics of Marine Mammals

Greg O’Corry-Crowe

Index

About the Series

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Subject Categories

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