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Photographic and Descriptive Musculoskeletal Atlas of Gorilla

With Notes on the Attachments, Variations, Innervation, Synonymy and Weight of the Muscles

Edited by Rui Diogo, Josep M. Potau, Juan F. Pastor, Felix J. dePaz, Eva M. Ferrero, Gaelle Bello, Mercedex Barbosa, Bernard A. Wood

CRC Press – 2010 – 120 pages

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    978-1-57808-694-8
    November 3rd 2010

Description

Even though the gorilla is our closest living relative, information about its anatomy, and particularly its musculature, is scarce. This book is the first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of the gorilla. It includes high-quality photographs of musculoskeletal structures from most anatomical regions of the body, along with textual information about the attachments, innervations, and weight of the reported muscles. The atlas is an up-to-date review of the anatomical variations within gorillas as well as an extensive list of the synonyms used in the literature to designate the structures covered in the book. It also contains dissection observations of other primates and vertebrates, which are crucial for examining and understanding the homologies between the muscular structures of gorillas, humans, and other taxa.

Contents

Introduction and Aims

Methodology and Material

Head and neck musculature

Mandibular musculature

Hyoid musculature

Branchial musculature

Hypobranchial musculature

Extra-ocular musculature

Pectoral and upper limb musculature

Trunk and back musculature

Diaphragmatic and abdominal musculature

Perineal, coccygeal and anal musculature

Pelvic and lower limb musculature

Figures

Appendix I: Literature including information about the muscles of gorillas

Appendix II: Literature cited, not including information about the muscles of gorillas

Author Bio

Rui Diogo: Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Josep M. Potau: Department of Anatomy and Embryology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Juan F. Pastor, Felix J. dePaz, Eva M. Ferrero: Department of Anatomy, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Gaëlle Bello: Department of Animal Biology, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Mercedex Barbosa: Department of Anatomy, Universidad de Valladolid, Valladolid, Spain

Bernard A. Wood: Department of Anthropology, George Washington University, Washington, DC, USA

Name: Photographic and Descriptive Musculoskeletal Atlas of Gorilla: With Notes on the Attachments, Variations, Innervation, Synonymy and Weight of the Muscles (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Rui Diogo, Josep M. Potau, Juan F. Pastor, Felix J. dePaz, Eva M. Ferrero, Gaelle Bello, Mercedex Barbosa, Bernard A. Wood. Even though the gorilla is our closest living relative, information about its anatomy, and particularly its musculature, is scarce. This book is the first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of the gorilla. It includes high-quality...
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