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Advances in Amphibian Research in the Former Soviet Union, Volume 9: Evolution of the Amphibian Skull

Series: Advances in Amphibian Research in the Former Soviet Union Volume: 9

By: NS Lebedkina

265 pages, Figs, illus, tabs

Pensoft Publishers

Paperback | Dec 2004 | #151590 | ISBN: 9546422223
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NHBS Price: £56.50 $72/€67 approx

About this book

The book is the outcome of some twenty years of work devoted to to the study of the amphibian skull development. The aims of ths work are: (i) to study the urodelan skull onthogeny; (ii) to determine correlative relationships between different cranial elements: (iii) to study the dynamic of establishment of relationships underlying specific structural patterns in the amphibian skull; (iv) to reconstruct the scenario of the phylogenetic establishment of cranial structural patterns in early tetrapods; and (v) based on the structure and development of correlative systems in the amphibian skull, to evaluate the phylogenetic affinities of recent amphibians.


Contents

Foreword; Introduction; Materials and methods; List of abbreviations; Chapter 1. The development of the urodelan skull; Embryonic period; Larval period; Chapter 2. Homology of the urodelan cranial bones; Homology of the urodelan parasphenoid; Homology of the urodelan ?nasal?; Homology of the skull roofing bones in urodelans; Homology of the urodelan ?squamosal?; Chapter 3. Evolution of the structural pattern of the amphibian bony skull; The establishment of the amphibian structural type of the dermal cranial base; The establishment of the amphibian structural type of the dermal cranial roof; The establishment of the amphibian structural type of the dermal cranial cheek region; Chapter 4. Summary; Monophyletic origin of recent amphibians; Tables; References

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