By Rui Diogo,Bernard A. Wood
This booklet demanding situations the belief that morphological info are inherently incorrect for phylogeny reconstruction, argues that either molecular and morphological phylogenies should still play a huge function in systematics, and gives the main entire evaluation of the comparative anatomy, homologies and evolution of the top, neck, pectoral and higher limb muscle mass of primates.
Chapters 1 and a couple of supply an advent to the most goals and technique of the book.
Chapters three and four and Appendices I and II current the information got from dissections of the top, neck, pectoral and higher limb muscle tissues of consultant contributors of all of the significant primate teams together with glossy people, and examine those info with the data to be had within the literature.
Appendices I and II offer designated textual (attachments, innervation, functionality, diversifications and synonyms) and visible (high caliber photos) information regarding each one muscle for the primate taxa integrated within the cladistic learn of bankruptcy three, therefore supplying the 1st entire and recent evaluation of the comparative anatomy of the pinnacle, neck, pectoral and top limb muscular tissues of primates.
The so much parsimonious tree acquired from the cladistic research of 166 head, neck, pectoral and higher limb muscle characters in 18 primate genera, and in representatives of the Scandentia, Dermoptera and Rodentia, is totally congruent with the evolutionary molecular tree of Primates, therefore assisting the concept that muscle characters are rather necessary to deduce phylogenies.
The mixed anatomical fabrics supplied during this e-book indicate that smooth people have fewer head, neck, pectoral and higher limb muscle groups than so much different dwelling primates, yet are in step with the notion that facial and vocal verbal exchange and really good thumb pursuits have most likely performed an immense position in contemporary human evolution.
This booklet can be of curiosity to primatologists, comparative anatomists, practical morphologists, zoologists, actual anthropologists, and systematicians, in addition to to clinical scholars, physicians and researchers drawn to knowing the beginning, evolution, homology and diversifications of the muscular tissues of contemporary humans.
Contains 132 colour plates.
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