By Rui Diogo,Bernard A. Wood
This publication demanding situations the idea that morphological information are inherently wrong for phylogeny reconstruction, argues that either molecular and morphological phylogenies may still play an important function in systematics, and gives the main entire assessment of the comparative anatomy, homologies and evolution of the pinnacle, neck, pectoral and top limb muscle mass of primates.
Chapters 1 and a pair of supply an creation to the most goals and method of the book.
Chapters three and four and Appendices I and II current the knowledge received from dissections of the top, neck, pectoral and top limb muscular tissues of consultant contributors of the entire significant primate teams together with smooth people, and examine those information with the data to be had within the literature.
Appendices I and II offer special textual (attachments, innervation, functionality, diversifications and synonyms) and visible (high caliber photos) information regarding every one muscle for the primate taxa integrated within the cladistic research of bankruptcy three, therefore supplying the 1st finished and recent assessment of the comparative anatomy of the top, neck, pectoral and higher limb muscle groups of primates.
The such a lot parsimonious tree acquired 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 absolutely congruent with the evolutionary molecular tree of Primates, hence assisting the concept muscle characters are rather necessary to deduce phylogenies.
The mixed anatomical fabrics supplied during this ebook indicate that glossy people have fewer head, neck, pectoral and top limb muscle tissues than such a lot different residing primates, yet are in keeping with the inspiration that facial and vocal conversation and really good thumb pursuits have most likely performed an enormous function in contemporary human evolution.
This ebook can 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 starting place, 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