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Published by Academic Press in London, New York .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

Other titlesAmphibious vertebrates.
Statementedited by G. M. Hughes.
ContributionsHughes, G. M., International Congress of Physiological Sciences (26th : 1974 : New Delhi, India)
LC ClassificationsQL669.2 .R47
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 402 p. :
Number of Pages402
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5197279M
ISBN 100123607507
LC Control Number75019651

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Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy Lecture Notes - Respiratory System. Respiration is the process of obtaining oxygen from the external environment & eliminating CO2. Vertebrates without swim bladders or lungs include cyclostomes, cartilaginous fish, and a few teleosts (e.g., flounders and other bottom-dwellers). An air-breathing organ (ABO), in addition to gill respiration, appeared in fishes about M years ago. It consisted of a single primitive lung ventilated by a buccal pump. This breathing system was adopted by the first terrestrial tetrapods, and is largely preserved in current by: Amphibians are animals that live both on land and in water. The members of the class Amphibia are believed to have evolved from the lobe-finned fishes about million years ago, taking advantage of the higher concentration of oxygen in air than in water.A fossil called Tiktaalik, discovered in , was an amazing model of the intermediate form between early tetrapods . a relatively wide audience. Thus, the book aims to provide a thorough introduc-tion to the respiratory physiology of vertebrates for anyone with some basic physiological knowledge, including biologists, biomedical researchers, veteri-narians, and physicians. We also hope that the book will function as a textbookFile Size: KB.

Animals: Respiration and Circulation (vertebrates) study guide by rhi-rhi9 includes 41 questions covering vocabulary, terms and more. Quizlet flashcards, . How does respiration in vertebrates occur? The gas diffuse into an aqueous layer covering the epithelial cells of the respiratory organs. Diffusion of the gases is passive and it is driven by difference in O2 and CO2 concentrations on the memebranes. Abstract. Scanning electron microscopy and vascular casting were used to study the morphology and vascular anatomy of the fully developed internal gills of Litoria ewingi tadpoles and the external gills of mexican axolotls, Ambystoma mexicanum.. The exchange units in L. ewingi consist of simple capillary loops in which blood flow should be well described by the Poiseuille Cited by: 5. Main Text. Among tetrapods, the loss of lungs is very rare and occurs only in amphibians. In particular, salamanders of the family Plethodontidae (several genera and many species); two species of salamanders (Onychodactylus, family Hynobiidae); and one caecilian (Gymnophiona, Typhlonectes eiselti).Now, a single species of frog joins this list, as writing in this issue of Cited by: 6.

Amphibians are vertebrate tetrapods (“four limbs”), and include frogs, salamanders, and caecilians. The term “amphibian” loosely translates from the Greek as “dual life,” which is a reference to the metamorphosis that many frogs and salamanders undergo and the unique mix of aquatic and terrestrial phases that are required in their life cycle. Amphibious and Aquatic Vertebrates and Advanced Invertebrates (The UFAW Handbook on the Care & Management of Laboratory Animals, Vol. 2) Hardcover – August 1, by Trevor B. Poole (Editor), Pauline English (Editor) See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from Format: Hardcover. Vertebrates are among the most recognizable organisms of the animal kingdom Electroreception has only been observed in aquatic or amphibious animals. mucus glands. The moist skin allows oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange with the environment, a process called cutaneous respiration. All living adult amphibian species are carnivorous, and. Abstract. Aerial respiration is a common feature of many amphibian larvae, especially anuran larvae. The widespread occurrence of air breathing in amphibian larvae raises the question of what selective advantages should have led to its evolution in so many diverse by: