Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs is the first comprehensive and detailed anatomy book on a broad phylogenetic and ecological range of mammals. This extraordinary new work features more than 400 photographs and illustrations visualizing the limb musculature of 28 different species. Standardized views of the dissected bodies and concise text descriptions make it easy to compare the anatomy across different taxa. It provides tables of nomenclature and comparative muscle maps (schematic drawings on the origins and insertions of the muscles onto bones) in a diversity of animals. Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs is a reliable reference and an indispensable volume for all students and professional researchers in biology, paleontology, and veterinary medicine.
Chapter 1 Limbs and Locomotion
Chapter 2 Comparative Anatomy
2.1 Anatomical Terms of Location
2.2 Limb skeleton
2.3 Limb musculature
2.4 Muscle maps
Chapter 1 Martes foina (European stone marten)
Chapter 2 Meles meles (European badger)
Chapter 3 Nasua nasua (South American coati)
Chapter 4 Potos flavus (Kinkajou)
Chapter 5 Cuon alpinus (Dhole)
Chapter 6 Vulpes vulpes (Red fox)
Chapter 7 Herpestes auropunctatus (Small Indian mongoose)
Chapter 8 Cryptoprocta ferox (Fossa)
Chapter 9 Hyaena hyaena (Striped hyena)
Chapter 10 Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)
Chapter 11 Panthera leo (Lion)
Chapter 12 Manis tricuspis (Tree pangolin)
Chapter 13 Sus scrofa (Wild boar)
Chapter 14 Capreolus capreolus (European roe deer)
Chapter 15 Erinaceus europaeus (European hedgehog)
Chapter 16 Chiropotes satanas (Brown-bearded saki)
Chapter 17 Cuniculus oryctolagus (European rabbit)
Chapter 18 Laonastes aenigmamus (Laotian rock rat or kha-nyou)
Chapter 19 Octodon degus (Degu)
Chapter 20 Sciurus vulgaris (Eurasian red squirrel)
Chapter 21 Pedetes capensis (Springhare)
Chapter 22 Mesocricetus auratus (Golden hamster)
Chapter 23 Meriones unguiculatus (Mongolian gerbil)
Chapter 24 Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)
Chapter 25 Elephantulus brachyrhynchus (Short-snouted elephant shrew)
Chapter 26 Bradypus tridactylus (Pale-Throated Three-Toed sloth)
Chapter 27 Dasyurus viverrinus (Easter quoll)
Chapter 28 Philander opoussum (Gray four-eyed opossum)
Non-exhaustive list of references on mammalian limb muscle anatomy
Christine Böhmer is a postdoctoral researcher at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. She is an expert in 3D modeling and computer aided design (CAD).
Jean-Christophe Theil is an osteological preparation technician in charge of dissections and former research assistant at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He has a Master's degree in Systematic Evolution and Paleontology and has contributed to multiple publications on comparative functional anatomy of forelimb and hindlimb muscles in various types of animals.
Anne-Claire Fabre is a Marie-Sklodowska Curie postdoctoral fellow at the Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. She has authored more than a dozen peer reviewed journal articles mostly focused on form and function in vertebrates.
Anthony Herrel is the Director of Research at the French National Centre for Scientific Research at the National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He has authored or co-authored dozens of peer reviewed journal articles, serves an editorial board member for half a dozen journals, and is frequently invited to present his research to national and international conferences.