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Academic & Professional Books  Organismal to Molecular Biology  Animals: Vertebrate Zoology

The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates

By: Barry KB Berkovitz(Author), R Peter Shellis(Author)
342 pages, 600+ colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Academic Press
The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates
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The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates is the first comprehensive publication devoted to the teeth and dentitions of living fishes, amphibians and reptiles. The Teeth of Non-Mammalian Vertebrates presents a comprehensive survey of the amazing variety of tooth forms among non-mammalian vertebrates, based on descriptions of approximately 400 species belonging to about 160 families. The text is lavishly illustrated with more than 600 high-quality color and monochrome photographs of specimens gathered from top museums and research workers from around the world, supplemented by radiographs and micro-CT images.

This stimulating work discusses the functional morphology of feeding, the attachment of teeth, and the relationship of tooth form to function, with each chapter accompanied by a comprehensive, up-to-date reference list. Following the descriptions of the teeth and dentitions in each class, four chapters review current topics with considerable research activity: tooth development; tooth replacement; and the structure, formation and evolution of the dental hard tissues. This timely book, authored by internationally recognized teachers and researchers in the field, also reflects the resurgence of interest in the dentitions of non-mammalian vertebrates as experimental systems to help understand genetic changes in evolution of teeth and jaws.

With its companion volume on mammalian vertebrates, this book provides a complete survey of the teeth of vertebrates. It is the ideal resource for students and researchers in zoology, biology, anthropology, archaeology and dentistry.



    Chapter 1. Cyclostomes
    Chapter 2. Chondrichthyes 1: Sharks
        Dentitions of Sharks
        Galeomorph Sharks
        Squalean Sharks
        Online Resources
    Chapter 3. Chondrichthyes 2: Rays and Chimaeras
        Diet and Feeding
        Dentitions of Rays
        Dentitions of Chimaeras
        Online Resources
    Chapter 4. Osteichthyes
        Feeding and Food Processing in Actinopterygii
        Dentitions of Actinopterygii
        Neopterygii: Holostei
        Neopterygii: Teleostei
        Online Resources
    Chapter 5. Amphibia
        Dentitions of Caecilian Larvae
        Caudata (Urodela)
        Teeth of Larval Anurans
        Dentitions of Adult Anurans
        Online Resources
    Chapter 6. Reptiles 1: Tuatara and Lizards
        Reptiles: General
        Reptilian Skull
        Teeth of Reptiles
        Egg Teeth
        Diet and Feeding
        Varanidae and Their Relatives
        Online Resources
    Chapter 7. Reptiles 2: Snakes
        Venom and Fangs
        Snake Dentitions
    Chapter 8. Reptiles 3: Crocodylia
        Tooth Attachment
        Crocodylian Dentitions
        Online Resources
    Chapter 9. Tooth Formation
        Tooth Development
        Control of Tooth Development
        Missing Teeth
    Chapter 10. Tooth Replacement and Ontogeny of the Dentition
        Functions of Polyphyodonty
        Ontogeny of the Dentition
        Tooth Replacement
        Ontogeny of the Dentition
        Bony Fish
        Molecular Control of Ontogeny of the Dentition and Tooth Replacement
    Chapter 11. Dentine and Dental Pulp
        Dental Pulp
        Hypermineralized Tissues of Tooth Plates
        Online Resources
    Chapter 12. Enameloid and Enamel
        Composition and Properties
        General Aspects of Formation
        Chondrichthyan Enameloid
        Actinopterygian Enameloid
        Sarcopterygian Enamel
        Amphibian Enameloid and Enamel
        Iron and Cuticles
        Reptilian Enamel
        Evolution of Hypermineralized Tissues

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Dr. Barry K.B. Berkovitz qualified in Dental Surgery at the Royal Dental Hospital in London in 1962. There soon followed three years of postgraduate research at Royal Holloway College London. Between 1966 and 2004 his time was equally divided between teaching Gross Anatomy and Dental Anatomy, first at the University of Bristol and later at King's College London. He is the author of numerous books and scientific papers, many related to comparative dental anatomy. His well-known textbook Oral Anatomy, Histology and Embryology by B.K.B. Berkovitz, G.R. Holland and B.J. Moxham is now reaching its 5th edition, while his most recent popular science book is entitled Nothing but the Tooth.

Dr. R. Peter Shellis graduated from Birmingham University (BSc in Zoology and Comparative Physiology, 1966, MSc in Radiobiology, 1967). From 1968 to 1972 he worked with Prof A.E.W. Miles at the London Hospital Medical College on the development of teeth in fishes. From 1972 to 1998 Dr Shellis worked on dental caries for the Medical Research Council in Bristol, also publishing research on comparative dental anatomy, particularly on primate tooth structure. Later, he worked with Prof. M. Addy (Bristol) and Prof. A. Lussi (Bern) on dental erosion and was Editor-in-Chief of Caries Research (2000-2009). Dr. Shellis won the Colgate-Palmolive Prize (British Society for Dental Resarch) in 1981 and the ORCA Prize (European Organization for Caries Research: ORCA) in 2011. He is an Honorary Member of ORCA since 2010.

By: Barry KB Berkovitz(Author), R Peter Shellis(Author)
342 pages, 600+ colour & b/w photos and colour & b/w illustrations, tables
Publisher: Academic Press
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