By Mark Elbroch
This uniquely thorough reference and guidebook bargains illustrations, descriptions, and measurements for the skulls of a few 275 animal species stumbled on all through North the USA. The skull--the choice of bones that condo and safeguard a creature's mind and sensory organs--is the major anatomical function used to spot an animal and comprehend a lot of its behaviors. This publication describes in phrases and images the bones and areas of the cranium very important to id, together with illustrations of all of the bones within the skull, resulting in a better knowing of a creature's position within the flora and fauna. Life-size drawings and distinctive measurements make this advisor a useful reference for flora and fauna execs, trackers, and animal-lovers alike.
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Endorsed by the American Society of Mammalogists. Published with advice and support from the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Elbroch, Mark. Animal skulls : a guide to North American species / Mark Elbroch. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references. ISBN-13: 978-0-8117-3309-0 ISBN-10: 0-8117-3309-2 1. Skull. 2. Mammals—Anatomy. 3. Zoological specimens—Catalogs and collections—North America. I. Title. A. County Museum Color tabs are used throughout this book to provide aid in species identification.
Each specimen in the collections is tagged with the collector’s name and where and when the animal was taken. Curators point proudly to specimens they have contributed, aware that the skin and bones will long outlive them and be handled by unknown numbers of people far into the future. Collections are the bedrock foundations for our understanding of evolution, taxonomy, and phylogeny. These sciences have advanced immeasurably through the simple exercise of comparing specimens over hundreds of years.
My explorations of these back rooms and taxidermied wildlife are among my fondest memories and have fueled the work that produced this publication. Thanks to all my family: Daddidar, the great naturalist and poet; Lizzie, the great supporter and party thrower; Mary, my grandmother, one of the most generous people I’ve ever met; and Larry, my grandfather, who lived life just the way he liked. For my amazing parents, who—while I lived with them and still after I’ve been gone for so many years—have tolerated frozen specimens clogging the freezers and skulls buried in the yard or placed under protection to stink and invite the flies and beetles to come and do their work.
Animal Skulls: A Guide to North American Species by Mark Elbroch