The Apparatus Bipedal Locomotion of Birds: Comparative Anatomy, Structural Modifications and Adaptive Evolution
Edition: 1st ed., 2010
The book summarizes the results of the original system morpho-functional / morphological and ecological study of the skeleton, muscles and ligaments apparatus bipedal locomotion class Aves. For the first time in the world's scientific literature contains a detailed development of the comparative anatomy of the hind limbs of birds. It is accompanied by a unique historical overview, covering more than two thousand year period. Developed and standardized morphological descriptions aponeurotic and muscular components of the test site lokomotor system, offering a rational option coordination activities descriptive morphology. Analysis of some important morphological structures gives the keys to the reconstruction of adaptive evolution recenter group of birds. The action of these keys together with a specially designed biomechanical method tested on plover, raksha, trogonah, cuckoos, woodpeckers and passerines. Theoretical Foundations tested in the work system approach used in the reconstruction of key moments in the evolution of bipedal locomotion apparatus birds. The book is of interest to specialists in the field of ornitomorphology, and for ornithologists, biologists, paleontologists, evolutionists and morphology of generalists. The book can be used as a reference in the study of the anatomy of birds in higher education.