An Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales

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Language: Anglais
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400 p. · 21x29.7 cm · Hardback

An Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales is a precise and detailed, fully illustrated, descriptive and functionally-oriented atlas on the anatomy and morphology of dolphins, which provides much-needed basic knowledge about the animals? anatomical structures, in particular concerning soft tissues. As a separate supplement to Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and Function, this atlas will be of great interest the scientific community at large and in particular to veterinarians and biologists.

This supplementary anatomical atlas presents a considerable amount of unique graphical material such as high quality figures and figure series which are beyond the scope of the authors? related book. The conceptual clarity, precision, and comprehensive and updated display of the topographical anatomy of the dolphin?s body in the atlas supports and illustrates the authors? related work, and serves as a reference for those who are more specifically interested in the details of dolphin anatomy and morphology. In addition, the atlas functions as a stand-alone reference work in dissecting rooms and labs, and to sample stranded and by-caught dolphins in the field. With a modern approach to dolphin anatomy and morphology, this atlas provides extensive knowledge of body structure - the fundament of medicine and biology.



  • Functions as a helpful method for demonstrating the animal?s anatomy prior to dissection, and for teaching anatomy itself
  • Provides a unique and authoritative resource that explicitly relates gross and microscopic anatomy of organs and tissues
  • Offers a single reference source and useful teaching tool for visualizing the integrated body and its components
1. List of Species and List of Species Contents
2. Skin
3. Locomotory System
4. Respiratory System and Circulatory System, including Lymphatics Thymus and Spleen
5. Head and Sensory Systems
6. Nervous System
7. Body Control: Endocrine System and Peripheral Nervous System
8. Digestive System
9. Urinary and Genital System
10. Regional Anatomy Including Developmental Anatomy
11. References and Further Reading
Stefan Huggenberger studied in Cologne (Germany) and graduated with the diploma in Biology on morphological aspects of the harbor porpoise population in the Baltic Sea. Since 1999, he performed research on the echolocation system of toothed whales (Ph.D. in Biology). Next to several scientific articles he published chapters in German text books about whales and dolphins illustrated with high-quality graphic work. Current scientific projects focus on the neuroanatomy, and physiology of the auditory system in amphibians, rodents, and particularly toothed whales. In 2010, Dr. Huggenberger organized a marine mammal morphology workshop in Stralsund (Germany) which was the intellectual starting line of this book on The Anatomy of Dolphins.
Helmut Oelschläger (Dr.rer.nat.) is a senior lecturer, senior scientist and professor in human anatomy. After studying biology and chemistry in Tübingen (Germany) he made his Ph.D. and habilitation in Frankfurt am Main. He received several scientific awards and organized two marine mammal workshops (Kyoto and Tokyo 2000, Frankfurt 2001). Prof. Oelschläger is an experienced morphologist and neurobiologist and received numerous grants. Scientific topics are: the terminal nerve, magnetic orientation in mammals and the structure of the mammalian head and nervous system (sensory organs, brainstem, neocortex, ontogenetic development). His main focus lies on the comparative neurobiology and the evolution of whales and dolphins.
Bruno Cozzi obtained his degree in Veterinary Medicine (Dr. Med.Vet.) with honors in 1980 from the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Milan (Italy) and his Ph.D. degree in 1993 from the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). In 1999 he was appointed full professor of veterinary anatomy at the University of Padova (Italy).

His scientific production is focused mainly on comparative neuroendocrinology and neuroanatomy of large domestic herbivores, marine mammals, and