By Bruno Cozzi, Stefan Huggenberger, Helmut A Oelschläger
The Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into physiology and Function is an actual, particular, totally illustrated, descriptive, and functionally orientated textual content at the anatomy and morphology of dolphins. It makes a speciality of a couple of delphinid species, with keynotes on vital dolphin-like genera, resembling the harbor porpoise. It additionally serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing tendencies and emphases in molecular biology and genetics.
The authors proportion their life-long services on marine mammals in quite a few disciplines. Written as a workforce instead of being ready as a set of separate contributions, the result's a uniform and entire variety, giving all of the diverse issues acceptable area. Many colour figures, which use the authors’ entry to extensive collections of special dolphin and whale fabric, around out this unprecedented delivering to the field.
- Includes top of the range illustrations, drawings, halftone art, photographic documentations, microphotos, and tables detailing dolphin anatomy, functionality, and morphology
- Facilitates schooling and coaching of scholars of all uncomplicated examine and technologies devoted to marine biology and the remedy of marine mammals
- Brings jointly the present wisdom and knowledge in this subject, together with these in imprecise previous or non-English guides, or scattered briefly chapters in volumes
- Covers a few delphinid species and serves as an invaluable supplement for increasing developments in molecular biology and genetics
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Foramen, surrounded by the occipital condyles that articulate with the atlas. 30). The ventrolateral part of the neural skull is made up by the temporal bone, composed by separate elements (pars squamosa, pars petrosa, pars tympanica, and pars endotympanica) that fuse during development. 30 Base of the skull of T. truncatus seen from the inside after removal of the dorsal and lateral walls. 31 Ventral part of the skull of T. truncatus including squamosal structures. 31). 32) and related structures fundamental for hearing.
1997). Moreover, the vertebrae anterior to the fluke are laterally compressed, whereas the few vertebrae within the fluke are sagittally compressed. The peduncle–fluke junction is characterized by relatively large intervertebral discs and these intervertebral joints are thought to act mechanically as a low-resistance hinge (Fish and Rohr, 1999). In addition to the low stiffness of these joints, rotation is aided by the convex cranial and caudal faciae intervertebrales. There are no muscles attaching to the dorsal fin.
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