Patterns of Structural and Systematic Diversity

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In this authoritative three-volume reference work, leading researchers bring together current work to provide a comprehensive analysis of the comparative morphology, development, evolution, and functional biology of the skull.

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This is the second of three volumes providing a comprehensive analysis of the comparative morphology, development, evolution, and functional biology of the vertebrate skull. Volume 2 addresses the phylogenetic origin of the skull, its fundamental structure and histology, and patterns of cranial diversity in extant classes. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226315706
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Series: Skull Series
  • Edition description: 1
  • Pages: 580
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Volume 2 - Patterns of Structural and Systematic Diversity
Preface, James Hanken and Brian K. Hall
1. Evolutionary Origin of the Vertebrate Skull, Carl Gans
2. Segmentation, the Adult Skull, and the Problem of Homology, Keith Stewart Thomson
3. Cranial Skeletal Tissues: Diversity and Evolutionary Trends, William A. Beresford
4. Patterns of Diversity in the Skulls of Jawless Fishes, Philippe Janvier
5. Patterns of Diversity in the Skulls of Jawless Fishes, Hans-Peter Schultze
6. Patterns of Diversity in the Lissamphibian Skull, Linda Trueb
7. Patterns of Diversity in the Reptilian Skull, Olivier Rieppel
8. Patterns of Diversity in the Avian Skull, Richard L. Zusi
9. Patterns of Diversity in the Mammalian Skull, Michael J. Novacek

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