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Vertebrates

 

 

     Associations

      Society of Vertebrate Paleontology. 60 Revere Dr., Ste. 500, Northbrook, IL 60062. Phone: 847-480-9282, Fax: 847-480-9282, E-Mail: svp@vertpaleo.org.


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Bibliographies

References on Endangered, Threatened, and Recently Extinct Vertebrates and Sources for Additional Information. Smithsonian Institution.

    This site provides an extensive bibliography of literature covering endangered, threatened, and extinct species.  It is divided into several sections, covering general works, regional literature, information on the various groups of vertebrates, popular magazines that cover the topic, and sources of information from governmental bodies and societies.  While many of the books and magazines emphasize endangered species from North America, the coverage is world wide.


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Textbooks

Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates. 9th ed. Kent, George C. and Robert K. Carr. Boston: McGraw Hill, 2001. 524 p. ISBN 0073038695.

    A survey of vertebrate anatomy designed for biology majors and pre-med students, this text is arranged by system or body part.  Introductory chapters cover evolution, protochordates, extinct forms, and morphogenesis while later chapters discuss each body part or system.  There are numerous illustrations, but this is not a dissection guide.  Each chapter concludes with a summary, critical thinking questions, selected readings, and Web resources. The Web sites do not have URLs listed in the book, but the publisher provides a freely accessible site which contains links and updates the items listed in the book.


Vertebrate Biology. Linzey, Donald W. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2001. 530 p. ISBN 0697363872.

    This survey of vertebrate biology covers the systematics, evolution, zoogeography, biology, behavior, ecology, and conservation of vertebrates.  In addition to chapters covering each of the above subjects, the author includes chapters covering each major class (early chordates, fishes, amphibians, reptiles, and mammals).  Each chapter concludes with review questions, supplemental readings, and relevant Web sites.  The Web sites do not have URLs listed in the book, but the publisher provides a freely accessible site which contains links and updates the items listed in the book.


Vertebrate Life. 6th ed. Pough, F. Harvey, Christine M. Janis, and John B. Heiser. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2002. 699 p. ISBN 0130412481.

    This survey text discusses the biology of vertebrates, using cladistics to provide an evolutionary framework to form a context for studies of the behavior, ecology, and physiology of vertebrates.  The text includes information on extinct vertebrates such as the mammal-like reptiles and dinosaurs as well as living forms. 


Vertebrates: Comparative Anatomy, Function, Evolution. Kardong, Kenneth V.  Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill, 2002. 762 p. ISBN 0072909560.

    A survey of the animal kingdom designed for undergraduate courses.  The text emphasizes the function and evolution of vertebrates. Four appendixes list vector algebra, the international system of units, common Greek and Latin terms used in anatomy, and the classification of chordates. Each chapter includes a bibliography and links to the book's Web site.  Some of the Web material is only available to purchasers of the text, but the collection of Web links is available to all. 


 

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bullet Invertebrates
bullet Arthropods (Including the Spiders, Crustaceans, & Insects)
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