Anatomical Imaging

Towards a New Morphology

Editors: Endo, Hideki, Frey, Roland (Eds.)

  • Numerous color figures
  • Integration of classical methods and modern imaging techniques in the fields of comparative anatomy and evolutionary morphology
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This book presents selected works of contemporary evolutionary morphologists and includes such topics as broad scale reconstructions of the brain and ear of dinosaurs, inference of locomotor habits from cancellous bone architecture in fossil primates, and a comparison of the independently evolved manipulating apparatuses in the lesser and giant pandas. Insight is provided into the application of modern noninvasive technologies, including digital imaging techniques and virtual 3D reconstruction, to the investigation of complex anatomical features and coherences. In combination with traditional methods, this allows for the formulation of improved hypotheses on coordinated function and evolution. The creation of virtual translucent specimens makes it possible to realize the age-old dream of the classical anatomists: looking through the skin into the inner organization of an organism. On full display here is the dramatic and promising impact that modern imaging techniques have on scientific progress in evolutionary morphology.

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"This slim volume … aims to present examples of modern approaches to the illustration of comparative morphological research. … Summing Up: Recommended. Graduate students, researchers, and faculty." (E. Delson, Choice, Vol. 46 (9), May, 2009)


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Head Anatomy of Male and Female Mongolian Gazelle — A Striking Example of Sexual Dimorphism

    Frey, Roland (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Anatomical Peculiarities of the Vocal Tract in Felids

    Weissengruber, Gerald E. (et al.)

    Pages 15-21

  • The Anatomical Foundation for Multidisciplinary Studies of Animal Limb Function: Examples from Dinosaur and Elephant Limb Imaging Studies

    Hutchinson, John R. (et al.)

    Pages 23-38

  • Locomotion-related Femoral Trabecular Architectures in Primates — High Resolution Computed Tomographies and Their Implications for Estimations of Locomotor Preferences of Fossil Primates

    Scherf, Heike

    Pages 39-59

  • Three-dimensional Imaging of the Manipulating Apparatus in the Lesser Panda and the Giant Panda

    Endo, Hideki (et al.)

    Pages 61-66

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Anatomical Imaging
Book Subtitle
Towards a New Morphology
Editors
  • Hideki Endo
  • Roland Frey
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Tokyo
eBook ISBN
978-4-431-76933-0
DOI
10.1007/978-4-431-76933-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-4-431-76932-3
Softcover ISBN
978-4-431-99842-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XLVI, 110
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