Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs

Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs is the first comprehensive and detailed anatomy book on a broad phylogenetic and ecological range of mammals. This extraordinary new work features more than 400 photographs and illustrations visualizing the limb musculature of 28 different species. Standardized views of the dissected bodies and concise text descriptions make it easy to compare the anatomy across different taxa. It provides tables of nomenclature and comparative muscle maps (schematic drawings on the origins and insertions of the muscles onto bones) in a diversity of animals. Atlas of Terrestrial Mammal Limbs is a reliable reference and an indispensable volume for all students and professional researchers in biology, paleontology, and veterinary medicine.

  • Provides an overview of the anatomy of the mammalian limb
  • Includes osteological correlates of the limb muscles
  • Illustrates anatomy in 2D
  • Guides dissection
  • Documents anatomical diversity in mammalian limbs
Table of Contents


Part I

Chapter 1 Limbs and Locomotion

Chapter 2 Comparative Anatomy

2.1 Anatomical Terms of Location

2.2 Limb skeleton

2.3 Limb musculature

2.4 Muscle maps

Part II

Chapter 1 Martes foina (European stone marten)

Chapter 2 Meles meles (European badger)

Chapter 3 Nasua nasua (South American coati)

Chapter 4 Potos flavus (Kinkajou)

Chapter 5 Cuon alpinus (Dhole)

Chapter 6 Vulpes vulpes (Red fox)

Chapter 7 Herpestes auropunctatus (Small Indian mongoose)

Chapter 8 Cryptoprocta ferox (Fossa)

Chapter 9 Hyaena hyaena (Striped hyena)

Chapter 10 Acinonyx jubatus (Cheetah)

Chapter 11 Panthera leo (Lion)

Chapter 12 Manis tricuspis (Tree pangolin)

Chapter 13 Sus scrofa (Wild boar)

Chapter 14 Capreolus capreolus (European roe deer)

Chapter 15 Erinaceus europaeus (European hedgehog)

Chapter 16 Chiropotes satanas (Brown-bearded saki)

Chapter 17 Cuniculus oryctolagus (European rabbit)

Chapter 18 Laonastes aenigmamus (Laotian rock rat or kha-nyou)

Chapter 19 Octodon degus (Degu)

Chapter 20 Sciurus vulgaris (Eurasion red squirrel)

Chapter 21 Pedetes capensis (Springhare)

Chapter 22 Mesocricetus auratus (Golden hamster)

Chapter 23 Meriones unguiculatus (Mongolian gerbil)

Chapter 24 Rattus norvegicus (Norway rat)

Chapter 25 Elephantulus brachyrhynchus (Short-snouted elephant shrew)

Chapter 26 Bradypus tridactylus (Pale-Throated Three-Toed sloth)

Chapter 27 Dasyurus viverrinus (Easter quoll)

Chapter 28 Philander opoussum (Gray four-eyed opossum)

Part III

Muscle synonyms

Non-exhaustive list of references on mammalian limb muscle anatomy


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