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The Resource Primate anatomy : an introduction, Friderun Ankel-Simons, (electronic resource)

Primate anatomy : an introduction, Friderun Ankel-Simons, (electronic resource)

Label
Primate anatomy : an introduction
Title
Primate anatomy
Title remainder
an introduction
Statement of responsibility
Friderun Ankel-Simons
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is unlike ay other work on primates: it systematically reviews the biology of all living primates, including humans. It describes their bio-geographical information and provides crucial data pertaining to their body size, fur coloration external distinguishing features, habitat and basic life strategies. Now in its third edition, Primate Anatomy discusses species that are new to science since the last edition with details concerning anatomical features among primates that were re-discovered. New research in molecular primatology is also included due to recent relevant findings in molecular biology in accordance with new technology. The basics of biological taxonomy are introduced, along with photographs of all major groups. Important new and controversal issues make this edition key for every primatologists, anthropologist, and anatomist. * Offers up-to-date reviews of molecular primatology and primate genomics * Concentrates on living primates and their overall biology * Discusses the genetic connection of function where known * Introduces primate genomics for the first time in a textbook * Provides instructive and comprehensive review tables * Includes many unique, novel and easily understandable illustrations
Cataloging source
DKU
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Primate anatomy : an introduction, Friderun Ankel-Simons, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780123725769
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 619-690) and index
Color
other
Contents
1. Taxonomic list of extant primates -- New developments -- List of extant primates -- 2. Taxonomy -- Hierarchical classification -- Population biology and classification -- Misunderstandings in primate classification -- The tarsier conundrum -- 3. A history and objectives of primatology -- The state of affairs -- History -- Primatology as a branch of biology -- The future of primatology -- Retrospection and prediction -- Definition of order Primates -- 4. Survey of living primates -- Survey of living Scandentia and Prosimii -- Survey of living Anthropoidea -- 5. Skull -- Skull development and the two types of bone -- Orbital region -- Nasal region -- Skull base, braincase, and foramen magnum position -- Ear region -- The sinuses -- Comparative primate skull morphology -- 6. Brain -- Brain morphology -- Gene expression -- New insights into brain function -- 7. Teeth -- Tooth morphology and diet, can they be reliably correlated? -- Tooth structure -- Dental formulae -- Dental typology -- Functional and morphological variation -- Chewing mechanics -- Dental formulae and morphology -- What is new in primate tooth research? -- 8. Postcranial skeleton -- Spine and thorax -- Shoulder girdle -- Pelvic girdle -- Hands and feet -- Fifth extremity -- Muscles -- Locomotion -- New technologies applied to study primate locomotion -- 9. Sense organs and viscera -- Nose and olfaction -- Oral cavity, tongue, and taste -- Auditory region, hearing, and vocalization -- Eyes and eyesight -- Primate diarhythms and biochronology -- Nutrition and the intestinal tract -- Touch -- 10. Placentation and early primate development -- Lemuridae and Lorisidae -- Tarsiidae -- Ceboidea and Cercopithecoidea -- Callitrichidae -- Pongidae and Hominidae -- 11. Reproductive organs, reproduction, and growth -- 12. Chromosomes and blood groups -- Chromosomes -- Blood groups -- 13. Molecular primatology -- The genetic material of cells -- Indirect methods to study molecular primatology -- Direct study of genetic material -- Problems of phylogenetic analysis using molecular data -- 14. Primate genomics -- The history of genetics -- Molecular phylogenetics -- The tarsier conundrum still not solved -- Genetic expression of human learning -- BAC, YAC, and PAC libraries -- Genes controlling human behavior -- View into the future of genomics -- Transposable elements and numts -- Outlook and reflections -- 15. Conclusions and a glance at the future
Control code
ocn437597677
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 724 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080469119
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
110761:110845
System control number
(OCoLC)437597677
Label
Primate anatomy : an introduction, Friderun Ankel-Simons, (electronic resource)
Link
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/book/9780123725769
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 619-690) and index
Color
other
Contents
1. Taxonomic list of extant primates -- New developments -- List of extant primates -- 2. Taxonomy -- Hierarchical classification -- Population biology and classification -- Misunderstandings in primate classification -- The tarsier conundrum -- 3. A history and objectives of primatology -- The state of affairs -- History -- Primatology as a branch of biology -- The future of primatology -- Retrospection and prediction -- Definition of order Primates -- 4. Survey of living primates -- Survey of living Scandentia and Prosimii -- Survey of living Anthropoidea -- 5. Skull -- Skull development and the two types of bone -- Orbital region -- Nasal region -- Skull base, braincase, and foramen magnum position -- Ear region -- The sinuses -- Comparative primate skull morphology -- 6. Brain -- Brain morphology -- Gene expression -- New insights into brain function -- 7. Teeth -- Tooth morphology and diet, can they be reliably correlated? -- Tooth structure -- Dental formulae -- Dental typology -- Functional and morphological variation -- Chewing mechanics -- Dental formulae and morphology -- What is new in primate tooth research? -- 8. Postcranial skeleton -- Spine and thorax -- Shoulder girdle -- Pelvic girdle -- Hands and feet -- Fifth extremity -- Muscles -- Locomotion -- New technologies applied to study primate locomotion -- 9. Sense organs and viscera -- Nose and olfaction -- Oral cavity, tongue, and taste -- Auditory region, hearing, and vocalization -- Eyes and eyesight -- Primate diarhythms and biochronology -- Nutrition and the intestinal tract -- Touch -- 10. Placentation and early primate development -- Lemuridae and Lorisidae -- Tarsiidae -- Ceboidea and Cercopithecoidea -- Callitrichidae -- Pongidae and Hominidae -- 11. Reproductive organs, reproduction, and growth -- 12. Chromosomes and blood groups -- Chromosomes -- Blood groups -- 13. Molecular primatology -- The genetic material of cells -- Indirect methods to study molecular primatology -- Direct study of genetic material -- Problems of phylogenetic analysis using molecular data -- 14. Primate genomics -- The history of genetics -- Molecular phylogenetics -- The tarsier conundrum still not solved -- Genetic expression of human learning -- BAC, YAC, and PAC libraries -- Genes controlling human behavior -- View into the future of genomics -- Transposable elements and numts -- Outlook and reflections -- 15. Conclusions and a glance at the future
Control code
ocn437597677
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
3rd ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xxi, 724 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780080469119
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
110761:110845
System control number
(OCoLC)437597677

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