This book introduces students to the groups of vertebrates and explores the anatomical evolution of vertebrates within the context of the functional. Download Citation on ResearchGate | On Jan 1, , W. F. Walker and others published Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective }. Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective | 3rd Edition. Karel Liem/William Bemis/Warren F. Walker/Lance Grande. Product cover for.

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This book introduces students to the groups of vertebrates and explores the anatomical evolution of vertebrates within the context of the functional interrelationships of organs and the changing environments to vertebrtes vertebrates have adapted. The text contains all of the material taught in classic comparative anatomy courses, but integrates this material with current research in functional anatomy.

This integration adds a new dimension to our understanding of structure and helps students understand the evolution of vertebrates. Background for the Study of Vertebrate Anatomy.

Phylogenetic Relationships of Chordates and Craniates. Diversity and Phylogenetic History of Craniates. Early Development and Comparative Embryology. Protection, Support, and Movement. Functional Anatomy of Support and Locomotion.

The Nervous System I: Organization, Spinal Cord, and Peripheral Nerves. The Nervous System II: Oral Cavity and Feeding Mechanisms. Pharynx, Stomach, and Intestine. The Excretory System and Osmoregulation. The Reproductive System and Reproduction.


Well known for his articles on reptile anatomy and locomotion, Dr. Walker is the author of seven laboratory manuals and textbooks published in over 30 editions and in several translations.

In addition to being the coauthor of Vertebrate Dissection, Dr. Time for an upgrade For ideal website functionality and ths, upgrade your browser.

Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates: An Evolutionary Perspective 3rd Edition. About the Solution Supplements Meet the Author. Two co-authors join Functuonal Liem and Warren Walker: William Bemis University of Massachusetts-Amherstan expert in the field of cladistics and extensive experience in teaching functionall anatomy, and Lance Grande Field Museum of Natural History known for his research experience with the evolution of vertebrates.

More citations to the original literature are given than is customary in a book at this level, but users have found this to be helpful material to have at their fingertips.

Consistently uses the newer cladistic methodology to analyze interrelationships of groups and the evolution of organ systems and introduces students to this methodology, which is now being used by researchers to develop testable hypotheses of relationships anatom evolution.

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Figuresand for example. Thoroughly describes the evolution of organs and organ systems. Students premeds can better appreciate human structure by having this historical perspective on how human form evolved. Evolution of Trunk Vertebrate is a good example of fhe feature. Introduces students to the basic physical concepts that underlie the evolution of structure, thereby allowing students to understand the physical reasons for, and constrains on, the structure of organs.


Figures Skull Roof Elements is a good example of this feature. The book is the most current of its kind available. The authors have made a special effort to interpret patterns lem a modern phylogenetic context throughout the text.

However, in adding this phylogenetic component, they have not sacrificed functional anatomical aspects. The three chapters on the sense organs and the nervous system vetrebrates the extraordinary strides that have been made in the field of comparative vertebrate neurobiology.

Functional Anatomy of the Vertebrates

All of the material on endocrinology, except for that involving the reproductive hormones, has been consolidated into functionxl chapter. The discussion of the postcranial skeleton has been divided into two chapters, one on the axial skeleton and one on the appendicular skeleton. New to this Edition. For more information about these supplements, or to obtain them, contact your Learning Consultant. Resources Cengage Learning is Engaged with