Primate Anatomy,
Edition 4 Introduction to Extant Primates
By Friderun Ankel-Simons

Publication Date: 24 Apr 2024

Primate Anatomy: Introduction to Extant Primates synthesizes the taxonomy, anatomy, physiology, and genomics of extant primates, including humans. It takes a holistic approach to describing primate skeletal, muscular, and organ structure and function, providing the tools to understanding the fundamentals and state of the science of primatology. Now in its fourth edition, this work introduces its audience to the history and objectives of the field of primatology. It enumerates and profiles extant primates before delving into detailed descriptions of primate skulls, brains, teeth, skeletons, musculature, organs, blood groups, reproduction, and development.

In addition, the book highlights recent advances in primate genomics, including new genera and species assignments, and concludes with a glance at the future of the field. Written by longtime expert Friderun Ankel-Simons, this new edition effectively introduces complex biological concepts in a manner accessible to all readers. It will serve as an excellent reference for technical and non-technical audiences, including primatologists, anatomists, paleontologists, anthropologists, conservationists, and naturalists.

Key Features

  • Offers holistic coverage of the anatomy and physiology of extant primates
  • Highlights taxonomic developments since the publication of the third edition of Primate Anatomy, including new genera and species assignments
  • Introduces primate genomics and gender issues among primates
  • Provides instructive and comprehensive review tables
  • Includes many unique, novel, and easily understandable illustrations
About the author
By Friderun Ankel-Simons, Department of Evolutionary Anthropology, Duke University, Arizona, USA
Table of Contents
1. Gender issues among primates
2. Taxonomy
3. A history and objectives of primatology
4. Survey of living primates
5. Skull
6. Brain
7. Teeth
8. Postcranial skeleton
9. Sense organs and viscera
10. Placentation and early primate development
11. Reproductive organs, reproduction and growth
12. Chromosomes and blood groups
13. Muscular primatology
14. Primate genomics
15. Conclusions with a glance of the future
Book details
ISBN: 9780443217197
Page Count: 592
Retail Price : £155.00

Primatologists, anatomists, paleontologists, naturalists, and primate conservationists, Advanced undergraduate and graduate students of biology, medicine, primate behavior, anthropology, and vertebrate paleontology