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Photographic and Descriptive Musculoskeletal Atlas of Bonobos

With Notes on the Weight, Attachments, Variations, and Innervation of the Muscles and Comparisons with Common Chimpanzees and Humans

Authors: Diogo, R., Shearer, B., Potau, J.M., Pastor, J.F., de Paz, F.J., Arias-Martorell, J., Turcotte, C., Hammond, A., Vereecke, E., Vanhoof, M., Nauwelaerts, S., Wood, B.

  • Maximizes readers' insights into bonobo anatomy
  • Enriches our understanding of human evolution as a whole
  • Reviews exhaustively the key literature on chimp anatomy
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About this Textbook

Chimpanzees, including bonobos and common chimpanzees, are our closest living relatives. However, surprisingly, the information about the soft tissues of bonobos is very scarce, making it difficult to discuss and understand human evolution. This book, which is the first photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of bonobos (Pan paniscus), adopts the same format as the photographic atlases of other apes previously published by the same authors. These books are part of a series of monographs that will set out the comparative and phylogenetic context of the gross anatomy and evolutionary history of the soft tissue morphology of modern humans and their closest relatives. The present atlas, which includes detailed high quality photographs of the musculoskeletal structures from most anatomical regions of the body as well as textual information about the attachments, innervation, function and weight of the respective muscles, is based on dissections of seven bonobos, including adults, adolescents, infants and fetuses, and males and females, and on an extensive review of the literature for comparisons with common chimpanzees. It therefore provides an updated review of the anatomical variations within chimpanzees as well as an extensive list of synonyms used in the literature to designate the structures covered here. Moreover, contrary to the previous photographic atlases of apes, it also provides details on neurovascular structures such as the brachial and lumbrosacral plexuses. The book will therefore be of interest to students, teachers and researchers focusing on primatology, comparative anatomy, functional morphology, zoology, and physical anthropology and to medical students, doctors and researchers who are curious about the origin, evolution, homology and variations of the musculoskeletal and neurovascular structures of modern humans.

About the authors

Rui Diogo is an Associate Professor at the Howard University College of Medicine and a Resource Faculty at the Center for the Advanced Study of Hominid Paleobiology of George Washington University (US). He is the author or co-author of numerous publications, and the co-editor of the books "Catfishes" and "Gonorynchiformes and ostariophysan interrelationships". He is the sole author or first author of the books "Morphological evolution, aptations, homoplasies, constraints and evolutionary trends", "The origin of higher clades", "Muscles of vertebrates", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of Gorilla", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of gibbons and siamangs (Hylobates)", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of orangutans", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of a baby gorilla", "Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of chimpanzees", "Comparative anatomy and phylogeny of primate muscles and human evolution", and "Learning and understanding human anatomy and pathology: an evolutionary and developmental guide for medical students".

Table of contents (5 chapters)

  • Introduction, Aims, Methodology and Materials

    Diogo, Rui (et al.)

    Pages 1-4

  • Head and Neck Musculature

    Diogo, Rui (et al.)

    Pages 5-47

  • Upper Limb Musculature and Brachial Plexus

    Diogo, Rui (et al.)

    Pages 49-145

  • Trunk, Diaphragmatic, Perineal and Coccygeal Musculature

    Diogo, Rui (et al.)

    Pages 147-167

  • Lower Limb Musculature and Lumbosacral Plexus

    Diogo, Rui (et al.)

    Pages 169-252

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eBook $74.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-54106-8
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54105-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Photographic and Descriptive Musculoskeletal Atlas of Bonobos
Book Subtitle
With Notes on the Weight, Attachments, Variations, and Innervation of the Muscles and Comparisons with Common Chimpanzees and Humans
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54106-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54106-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54105-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 262
Number of Illustrations and Tables
68 b/w illustrations, 133 illustrations in colour
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