Analysis of vertebrate structure
Functional approach to morphology--treatment is unique as to organization, thoroughness, and extent of biomechanical analysis. * Profusely illustrated with high quality original artwork. * Comment boxes evaluate points of controversy and note inadequately understood phenomena.
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The Nature of Vertebrate Morphology 3
Some Trends in the Study and Teaching of Vertebrate
Relation of Vertebrates to Other Chordates 32
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adaptations adult amniotes amphibians ancestral angle animals arch arteries birds blood body bones bony fishes brain branchial called cardinal veins cartilage cartilaginous fishes caudal cavity cells cerebellum chondrocranium coelom common cord cortex cranial nerves cyclostomes derived digits dipnoans dorsal ducts ectoderm elasmobranchs embryo epithelium evolution evolved feathers fibers FIGURE fins flyers force function gas bladder gill girdle glands hagfishes head homologous intestine joint kidneys lateral layer legs ligament limbs lizards lobes lungs mammalian mammals mechanism membrane motion mouth move muscles neopallium neural neurons notochord nuclei olfactory organ ostracoderms paired pectoral pharynx placoderms posterior pouches primitive pterosaurs ray-finned fishes relatively renal reptiles segments sensory skeleton skin skull snakes species spinal spine structure subclass surface swimmers tail tebrates teeth teleosts tend tendons tetrapods tion tissue tooth tubules usually veins ventral ventricle vertebrates vessels visceral visceral arches wing