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Echidnas

A volume in International Series of Monographs in Pure and Applied Biology. Division: Zoology

Book1968

Author:

MERVYN GRIFFITHS

Echidnas

A volume in International Series of Monographs in Pure and Applied Biology. Division: Zoology

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Echidnas, Volume 38 presents the scientific classification of the mammal echidnas. This book describes the characteristics, behavior, reproduction, embryology, anatomy, and physiol ... read full description

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    CHAPTER 1 - EXTERNAL ANATOMY, TAXONOMY, AND NATURAL HISTORY

    Pages 1-33

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    CHAPTER 2 - INTAKE OF FOOD, DIGESTION, AND BODILY FUNCTIONS

    Pages 34-57

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    CHAPTER 3 - SKELETON

    Pages 58-75

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    CHAPTER 4 - THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM

    Pages 76-108

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    CHAPTER 5 - SPECIAL SENSES

    Pages 109-115

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    CHAPTER 6 - ENDOCRINE GLANDS AND THE GLANDS OF THE IMMUNE SYSTEM

    Pages 116-130

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    CHAPTER 7 - THE REPRODUCTIVE ORGANS

    Pages 131-155

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    CHAPTER 8 - EMBRYOLOGY

    Pages 156-177

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    CHAPTER 9 - THE MAMMARY GLANDS

    Pages 178-209

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    CHAPTER 10 - CIRCULATORY SYSTEM AND BLOOD

    Pages 210-215

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    CHAPTER 11 - AFFINITIES OF THE PROTOTHERIA

    Pages 216-229

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    APPENDIX I - ANATOMICAL SPECIALIZATIONS

    Pages 230-246

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    APPENDIX II - IRON CONTENT OF ECHIDNA MILK

    Pages 247-248

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    APPENDIX III - KIDNEY FUNCTION

    Pages 249-250

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    APPENDIX IV - RESPIRATION

    Page 251

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    APPENDIX V - INCUBATION PERIOD OF THE EGG IN THE POUCH

    Pages 252-254

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    REFERENCES

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    AUTHOR INDEX

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    SUBJECT INDEX

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    OTHER TITLES IN THE ZOOLOGY DIVISION

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Echidnas, Volume 38 presents the scientific classification of the mammal echidnas. This book describes the characteristics, behavior, reproduction, embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the spiny anteaters, Tachyglossidae. Organized into 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the natural history, classification, and physical characteristics of echidnas. This text then examines the food intake and digestion mechanisms of echidnas whereby the ground-up insects in the buccal cavity are permeated with saliva secreted by the sublingual, subaxillary, and parotid salivary glands. Other chapters describe various stages in the development of echidna embryos and pouch young. This book discusses as well the primary division of the central nervous system of echidnas, including the prosencephalon, mesencephalon, and rhombencephalon. The final chapter deals with the similar anatomical characteristics that anteaters exhibit, and describes also their differences in the grinding techniques, forelimb anatomy, and stomach structures. This book is a valuable resource for biologists and zoologists.

Echidnas, Volume 38 presents the scientific classification of the mammal echidnas. This book describes the characteristics, behavior, reproduction, embryology, anatomy, and physiology of the spiny anteaters, Tachyglossidae. Organized into 11 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of the natural history, classification, and physical characteristics of echidnas. This text then examines the food intake and digestion mechanisms of echidnas whereby the ground-up insects in the buccal cavity are permeated with saliva secreted by the sublingual, subaxillary, and parotid salivary glands. Other chapters describe various stages in the development of echidna embryos and pouch young. This book discusses as well the primary division of the central nervous system of echidnas, including the prosencephalon, mesencephalon, and rhombencephalon. The final chapter deals with the similar anatomical characteristics that anteaters exhibit, and describes also their differences in the grinding techniques, forelimb anatomy, and stomach structures. This book is a valuable resource for biologists and zoologists.

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ISBN

978-0-08-012650-0

Language

English

Published

1968

Copyright

Copyright © 1968 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Pergamon

Authors

MERVYN GRIFFITHS