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The Biology of Lungfishes

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ISBN 9781138114074
Published September 12, 2017 by CRC Press
552 Pages

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Book Description

The Biology of Lungfishes presents an up-to-date collection of reviews on some of the most important aspects of the life of lungfishes. The book draws on contributions from well-known experts with a long record of scientific work within their respective fields. The general natural history of the three genera of lungfishes, the fascinating fossil story, and modern ideas of lungfish phylogeny form the main part of the text. The book also covers the morphology and physiology of various organs.

Table of Contents

The Fossil Record of Lungfishes, Jennifer A. Clack, L. Sharp, John A. Long, and Esther

Phylogeny of Lungfishes, Zerina Johanson and Per E. Ahlberg

The General Natural History of the Australian Lungfish: Neoceratodus forsteri (Krefft, 1870), Peter K. Kind

The General Natural History of the African Lungfishes, Chrisestom M. Mlewa, John M. Green, and Robert L. Dunbrack

The Lungfish Biology of the South American Lungfish: Lepidosiren Paradoxa, Vera Maria Fonseca de Almeida-Val, Sérgio Ricardo Nozawa, Nívia Pires Lopes, Paulo Henrique Rocha Aride, Lenise Socorro Mesquita-Saad, Maria de Nazaré, Paula da Silva, Rubens Tomio Honda, Mônica S. Ferreira-Nozawa, and Adalberto Luis Val

Early Head Development in the Australian Lungfish: Neoceratodus forsteri, Rolf Ericsson, Jean Joss, and Lennart Olsson

The Head Muscles of Dipnoans—A Review on the Homologies and Evolution of These Muscles within Vertebrates, Rui Diogo and Virginia Abdala

The Dipnoan Dentition: A Unique Adaptation with a Longstanding Evolutionary Record, Moya Meredith Smith and Zerina Johanson

The Integument of Lungfish: General Structure and Keratin Composition, Lorenzo Alibardi, Jean Joss, and Mattia Toni

Respiratory Function in Lungfish (Dipnoi) and a Comparison to Land Vertebrates, Mogens L. Glass

Respiratory Adaptations in Lungfish Blood and Hemoglobin, Roy E. Weber and Frank Bo Jensen

Lungfish Metabolism, James S. Ballantyne and Natasha T. Frick

The Lungfish Digestive System, Masoud Hassanpour and Jean M.P. Joss

The Lungfish Urogenital System, Jean M.P. Joss

The Lungfish Endocrine System, Jean M.P. Joss

The Central Nervous System of Lungfishes, R. Glenn Northcutt

Vision in Lungfish, Justin Marshall, Shaun Collin, Nathan Hart, and Helena Bailes

The Lateral Line System in Lungfishes: Mechanoreceptive Neuromasts and Electroreceptive Ampullary Organs, Jørgen Mørup Jørgensen

The Inner Ear of Lungfishes, Jørgen Mørup Jørgensen and Arthur N. Popper

Hearing in the African Lungfish: Protopterus annectens, Jakob Christensen-Dalsgaard, Christian Brandt, Maria Wilson, Magnus Wahlberg, and Peter Teglberg Madsen

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Jørden Mørup Jørgensen, Department of Zoophysiology, Biology Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark

Jean Joss, Department of Biology Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia