Primate Anatomy: An Introduction
Primates include a wide variety of mammals from the relatively ancient lineages of lemurs on Madagascar and tiny tarsiers of Southeast Asia to the gorillas of montane Africa. Of course, humankind are also primates - one twig on the primate evolutionary tree. Primate Anatomy: An Introduction, Second Edition is a succinct and readable survey of primatology focusing particularly on the anatomy of primates. Following an introduction, the chapters are organized by organ system. Also included are chapters dealing with reproduction, chromosomes, blood groups, and molecular studies of primate evolution. This book would be ideal for an introductory course in primatology and should appeal to both faculty and students who need a brief treatment of the essentials of primatology.
* The only introductory text on primatology on the market
* First time comprehensive survey of molecular primatology
* Plenty of information that is not found in other textbooks
* Up-to-date discussion of all aspects of taxonomy and anatomy
* Many unique and informative illustrations, charts, and tables
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