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The Biology of Lungfishes

Edited By: Jorden Morup Jorgensen and Jean Joss

536 pages, Col & b/w figs, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Nov 2010 | #164848 | ISBN-13: 9781578084319
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About this book

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.


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, Sergio Ricardo Nozawa, Nivia Pires Lopes, Paulo Henrique Rocha Aride, Lenise Socorro Mesquita-Saad, Maria de Nazare, Paula da Silva, Rubens Tomio Honda, Monica 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, Jorgen Morup Jorgensen; The Inner Ear of Lungfishes, Jorgen Morup Jorgensen 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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Jorden Morup Jorgensen, Department of Zoophysiology, Biology Institute, University of Aarhus, Denmark Jean Joss, Department of Biology Sciences, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

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