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Muscles of Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Evolution, Homologies and Development

By: Rui Diogo and Virginia Abdala

482 pages, Figs, tabs

Taylor & Francis

Hardback | Jul 2010 | #186261 | ISBN-13: 9781578086825
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This book provides a detailed account of the comparative anatomy, development, homologies, and evolution of the head, neck, pectoral, and forelimb muscles of vertebrates. It includes hundreds of illustrations that show the homologies between the muscles of all the major extant vertebrate taxa. It supplies a list of more than a thousand synonyms used by other authors to designate these muscles. It reviews data obtained in the fields of evolutionary developmental biology, molecular biology, and embryology, explaining how this data can help in understanding the evolution and homologies of vertebrate muscles.


Introduction and Aims Methodology and Material Muscles of Non-Osteichthyan Vertebrates Head and Neck Muscles of Actinopterygians and Basal Sarcopterygians From Sarcopterygian Fish to Modern Humans: Head and Neck Muscles Head and Neck Muscles of Amphibians Head and Neck Muscles of Reptiles Pectoral and Pectoral Fin Muscles of Actinopterygian and Sarcopterygian Fishes From Sarcopterygian Fish to Modern Humans: Pectoral and Forelimb Muscles Pectoral and Forelimb Muscles of Limbed Amphibians and Reptiles General Comments

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Rui Diogo: Dept of Anthropology, George Washington University, USA Virginia Abdala: Professor, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina

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