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
Some Trends in the Study and Teaching of Vertebrate Morphology
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adaptations adult Agnatha amniotes amphibians ancestral animals appendages arch arteries axis birds bladder blood bones bony fishes brain branchial called cardinal vein cartilage cartilaginous fishes caudal cavity cells cerebellum chondrocranium cloaca coelom common cord cortex cranial nerves cyclostomes derived dermal dipnoans dorsal ducts ectoderm eggs elasmobranchs embryo epithelium evolution evolutionary evolved external feathers fibers Figure fins force function gas bladder gills girdle glands hagfishes head homologous intestine joint kidney labyrinthodonts lateral layer lepidosaurs ligament limbs lizards lobes lungs mammals membrane mesencephalon mesoderm mouth muscles neural neurons notochord nuclei olfactory organ paired pectoral pharynx placoderms posterior pouches primitive ray-finned fishes relatively renal reptiles respiratory ribs scales segments sensory skeleton skin skull somatic species spine structure subclass surface tail teeth teleosts tend tendons tetrapods tissue tooth tract tubules usually veins ventral ventricle vertebrates vessels visceral visceral arches wing yolk