This reference and guidebook offers illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of some 275 animal species found throughout North America. The skull is the key anatomical feature used to identify an animal and understand many of its behaviors. This book describes in words and pictures the bones and regions of the skull important to identification, including illustrations of all the bones in the cranium, leading to a greater understanding of a creature's place in the natural world. With life-size drawings, this guide is a reference for wildlife professionals, trackers, and animal-lovers.Thus tax- onomy, the study of naming creatures, and phylogeny, which represents our understanding of how and in what order animals have evolved ... In using a dichotomous key, you. 5. follow a series of questions, the answers to which refer.
|Publisher||:||Stackpole Books - 2006|