Echidnas: International Series of Monographs in Pure and by Mervyn Griffiths,G. A. Kerkut

By Mervyn Griffiths,G. A. Kerkut

Echidnas, quantity 38 offers the medical category of the mammal echidnas. This ebook describes the features, habit, copy, embryology, anatomy, and body structure of the spiny anteaters, Tachyglossidae.
Organized into eleven chapters, this quantity starts off with an summary of the traditional historical past, category, and actual features of echidnas. this article then examines the foodstuff consumption and digestion mechanisms of echidnas wherein the ground-up bugs within the buccal hollow space are permeated with saliva secreted by means of the sublingual, subaxillary, and parotid salivary glands. different chapters describe quite a few levels within the improvement of echidna embryos and pouch younger. This e-book discusses to boot the first department of the crucial fearful approach of echidnas, together with the prosencephalon, mesencephalon, and rhombencephalon. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains with the same anatomical features that anteaters express, and describes additionally their changes within the grinding recommendations, forelimb anatomy, and belly constructions.
This ebook is a worthwhile source for biologists and zoologists.

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