Read e-book online Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of Primate Muscles and PDF

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.

Show description

Read or Download Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of Primate Muscles and Human Evolution PDF

Best developmental biology books

Download PDF by Matthew Kelley,Doris Wu,Richard R. Fay: Development of the Inner Ear: 26 (Springer Handbook of

The Springer guide of Auditory examine provides a sequence of compreh- sive and artificial stories of the basic themes in sleek auditory - seek. The volumes are aimed toward all people with pursuits in listening to examine together with complicated graduate scholars, postdoctoral researchers, and scientific investigators.

Download PDF by Kwang W. Jeon: International Review of Cytology: A Survey of Cell Biology:

Foreign evaluation of Cytology offers present advances and complete reports in mobile biology-both plant and animal. Articles deal with constitution and keep watch over of gene expression, nucleocytoplasmic interactions, keep watch over of mobilephone improvement and differentiation, and phone transformation and progress. Authored by means of many of the preferable scientists within the box, each one quantity presents up to date details and instructions for destiny study.

Read e-book online Developmental Neurobiology PDF

Developmental Neuroscience is likely one of the six center disciplines in Neuroscience, and but no unmarried quantity, non-textbook reference exists out there that gives researchers with extra in-depth, high-level information on developmental neurobiology.  presently, an individual attracted to the sphere at the next point needs to sift via evaluation articles released usually and the extra particular handbooks that concentrate on features of improvement instead of the sphere as an entire.

Download e-book for kindle: Kidney Development and Disease (Results and Problems in Cell by Rachel K. Miller

Kidney improvement and disorder brings jointly validated and younger investigators who're prime gurus in nephrology to explain contemporary advances in 3 fundamental parts of analysis. the 1st part describes using animal versions as strong instruments for the invention of various molecular mechanisms regulating kidney improvement.

Extra info for Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of Primate Muscles and Human Evolution

Sample text

Download PDF sample

Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of Primate Muscles and Human Evolution by Rui Diogo,Bernard A. Wood

by Daniel

Rated 4.01 of 5 – based on 16 votes