By Rui Diogo,Bernard A. Wood
This booklet demanding situations the belief that morphological information are inherently incorrect for phylogeny reconstruction, argues that either molecular and morphological phylogenies may still play an incredible position in systematics, and offers the main entire assessment of the comparative anatomy, homologies and evolution of the top, neck, pectoral and higher limb muscle groups of primates.
Chapters 1 and a couple of offer an advent to the most goals and method of the book.
Chapters three and four and Appendices I and II current the information got from dissections of the pinnacle, neck, pectoral and top limb muscle groups of consultant individuals of all of the significant primate teams together with sleek people, and evaluate those info with the data on hand within the literature.
Appendices I and II offer precise textual (attachments, innervation, functionality, adaptations and synonyms) and visible (high caliber photos) information regarding each one muscle for the primate taxa integrated within the cladistic examine of bankruptcy three, hence supplying the 1st finished and recent evaluate of the comparative anatomy of the pinnacle, neck, pectoral and top limb muscular tissues of primates.
The such a lot parsimonious tree bought from the cladistic research of 166 head, neck, pectoral and top 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, hence helping the concept muscle characters are relatively worthwhile to deduce phylogenies.
The mixed anatomical fabrics supplied during this e-book indicate that sleek people have fewer head, neck, pectoral and top limb muscle tissue than such a lot different residing primates, yet are in keeping with the idea that facial and vocal verbal exchange and really expert thumb events have most likely performed an incredible function in fresh human evolution.
This e-book could 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 realizing the foundation, evolution, homology and diversifications of the muscle groups of contemporary humans.
Contains 132 colour plates.
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Comparative Anatomy and Phylogeny of Primate Muscles and Human Evolution by Rui Diogo,Bernard A. Wood