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Development of the Cetacean Nasal Skull

Series: Advances in Anatomy, Embryology and Cell Biology Volume: 149

By: M Klima

143 pages, B/w photos and illus,

Springer-Verlag

Paperback | Dec 1999 | #88831 | ISBN: 3540649964
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NHBS Price: £149.00 $186/€175 approx

About this book

In this volume, new aspects about the general morphogeny of the nasal structures of the whale, morphological transformations, adaptations to aquatic life and a revision of cetacean phylogeny and systematics are dealt with.


Contents

Introduction * Material and methods * Synopsis of structures of the embryonic nasal skull * Morphogeny of the nasal skull * Metamorphosis and translocation of the nasal structures * Comparison of the embryonic nasal structures * The Nasal structures of adult Cetacea * Evolutional and functional relationships * The systematics of Cetacea according to the morphogeny of their nasal skull * Summary * Acknowledgements * References * Subject index * Abbreviations.

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