The Dissection of Vertebrates, Third Edition is a comprehensive laboratory manual combining detailed, clear dissection instructions for seven vertebrates with high quality, accurate, and attractive visual references. Using a systemic approach within a systematic framework for each vertebrate, this book covers several animals commonly used in providing an anatomical transition sequence, namely: lamprey, shark, perch, mudpuppy, frog, pigeon and cat.
This text is organized by individual organism to facilitate classroom presentation of a wide range of vertebrates. The new edition contains a new chapter on reptile skulls, along with expanded and updated features on phylogenic coverage, mudpuppy musculature and comparative mammalian skulls. The systemic section of the introductory chapter has been revised to maintain currency. There are also corrections to several parts of the existing text and images, and new comparative skull sections are included as part of the existing vertebrates. This edition also contains a companion site with image bank.
This book will appeal to students in the second or third year university level comparative vertebrate anatomy courses; Biology and Zoology majors; students in some Forensics and Criminology programs; and non-zoology science majors.
- Presents the winner of the NYSM Jury award for the Rock Dove Air Sacs, Lateral and Ventral Views illustration
- Organized by individual organism to facilitate classroom presentation
- Offers coverage of a wide range of vertebrates
- Contains full-color, strong pedagogical aids in a convenient lay-flat presentation
- Includes expanded and updated features on phylogenic coverage, mudpuppy musculature and comparative mammalian skulls
Gerardo De Iuliis, PhD, is currently teaching Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy at the University of Toronto, and Evolution and Anatomy and Physiology courses at George Brown College. He has published numerous papers, and his frist book, The Dissection of Vertebrates, has been well received by instructors, researchers and students.
Dino Pulerá, MScBMC, CMI, was the first recipient of the John J. Lanzendorf PaleoArt Award from the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology for best paleontological technical illustration in 2010. Dino worked as a medical and scientific illustrator and animator producing visuals, predominately for undergraduate textbook publications, and he currently works for a medical legal studio as an art director and medical illustrator.