[MARMAM] New book: Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphin and Whales

Stefan Huggenberger st.huggenberger at uni-koeln.de
Wed Jan 16 05:32:53 PST 2019

Dear MARMAMers,

we are happy to announce the recent publication of the first edition  
of our new

“Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales”

by Stefan Huggenberger, Helmut Oelschläger & Bruno Cozzi (eBook ISBN  
9780128026366, Hardcover ISBN: 9780128024461, Academic Press 2018, pp  
539). For more information please visit  

With kind regards,

“Atlas of the Anatomy of Dolphins and Whales” is a detailed, fully  
illustrated atlas on the anatomy and morphology of toothed and  
whalebone whales. The book provides basic knowledge on anatomical  
structures, in particular, soft tissues, and functions as a standalone  
reference work for dissecting rooms and labs, and for those sampling  
stranded and by-caught dolphins in the field. As a companion and  
supplement to Anatomy of Dolphins: Insights into Body Structure and  
Function, this atlas will be of great interest to the scientific  
community, including veterinarians and biologists, as a book of  
reference. With a modern approach to dolphin anatomy and morphology,  
this atlas provides the extensive knowledge necessary to practitioners  
and theoretical scientists such as evolutionary biologists.
The conceptual clarity, precision, and comprehensive and updated  
display of the topographical anatomy of the body of cetaceans in the  
atlas support and illustrate the authors’ related work, serving as a  
comprehensive reference for those who are more specifically interested  
in the details of the anatomy and morphology of porpoises, dolphins  
and whales.

Key Features
Offers a single reference source and useful teaching tool for  
visualizing the integrated body and its components
Functions as a helpful method for demonstrating the animal’s anatomy  
prior to dissection, and for teaching topographic and comparative  
Provides a unique and authoritative resource that explicitly relates  
the gross and microscopic anatomy of cetacean organs and tissues
The prenatal development of dolphins is largely achieved

Vertebrate zoologists, mammalogists, marine biologists, veterinary  
medicine researchers and those interested in the anatomy, evolutionary  
biology, and morphology of dolphins. Field biologists and  
veterinarians who work with dolphins in captivity or in coastal and  
off-shore environments. Researchers, faculty, graduate students and  
advanced undergraduates interested in these disciplines or teaching a  
class in marine biology, zoology or veterinary medicine. Volunteers  
involved in stranding networks

Table of Contents
1. List of Species
2. Regional Anatomy, Development, and Hydrodynamics Including Skin Anatomy
     - Regional Anatomy
     - Embryonal and Fetal Regional Anatomy
     - Skin Anatomy
3. Locomotion
     - Osteology
     - Locomotor Musculature
4. Head
     - Topographic Anatomy
     - The Eye and Ear of Toothed Whales
5. The Nervous System
     - Atlas of Microslide Series of Brains of the Common Dolphin  
(Delphinus delphis)
     - Sections of the Brains of Selected Cetacean Species
     - Microscopic Anatomy of the Cetacean Brain
     - Cranial Nerves
     - The Brachial Plexus and the Origin of the Nerves of the Forelimb
6. Anatomy of the Viscera
     - Respiratory System
     - Circulatory and Lymphatic System
     - Digestive System
     - Urogenital Tract
     - Endocrine System
General References and Further Reading: Anatomy and Physiology of  
Dolphins and Whales

Dr. Stefan Huggenberger
Department II of Anatomy (Neuroanatomy)
University of Cologne
50924 Cologne, Germany
Fon: +49-221-478-87848
Fax: +49-221-478-1427477

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