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Comparative Anatomy: Manual of Vertebrate Dissection, 3e

Dale W. Fishbeck, Aurora M. Sebastiani
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This full-color manual is a unique guide for students conducting the comparative study of representative vertebrate animals. It is appropriate for courses in comparative anatomy, vertebrate zoology, or any course in which the featured vertebrates are studied.

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Comprehensive Coverage

  • An overview of the evolution of vertebrate systems provides students with a detailed synopsis prior to beginning the dissections.
  • Evolutionary concepts, comparative morphology, and histology are covered comprehensively.
  • Includes coverage of the pigeon, perch, frog, lamprey, dogfish shark, mudpuppy, and cat.

Full-color Art

  • More than 750 full-color photographs, micrographs, and illustrations assist students with their dissections.

Clear Presentation

  • Detailed dissection instructions are incorporated into the text to enhance the probability that a student will be able to work though the organ relationships of a difficult system.

About the Author

Dale W. Fishbeck

Aurora M. Sebastiani

What's New in this Edition

New to this edition of Comparative Anatomy: Manual of Vertebrate Dissection, 3e

  • Coverage of the pigeon, perch, and frog have been added
  • This book is now customizable through our CustomLab program.
  • PowerPoint slides

Table of Contents



Part One: Phylum Hemichordata

Part Two: Phylum Chordata - The Non-Vertebrate Chordates

Part Three: The Evolution of Vertbrate Systems - An Overview

Part Four: Phylum Chordata: Subphylum Vertebrata - Lamprey

Part Five: Phylum Chordata: Subphylum Vertebrata - Dogfish Shark

Part Six: Phylum Chordata: Subphylum Vertebrata - Perch

Part Seven: Phylum Chordata: Subphylum Vertebrata - Mudpuppy (Necturus)

Part Eight: Phylum Chordata: Subphylum Vertebrata - Bullfrog

Part Nine: Phylum Chordata: Subphylum Vertebrata - Pigeon

Part Ten: Phylum Chordata: Subphylum Vertebrata - Cat