Comparative skeletal anatomy : a photographic atlas for by Adams, Bradley J.; Santucci, Gina; Crabtree, Pam J

By Adams, Bradley J.; Santucci, Gina; Crabtree, Pam J

This is a photographic atlas of universal animal bones, designed to be used through the forensic scientist or archaeologist. This quantity is the 1st to concentration relatively on either human and animal osteology. It good points greater than three hundred illustrations of skeletons. all through, animal bones are photographed along the corresponding human bone, permitting the reader to watch measurement and form variations.

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3-06. Human left femur (anterior view) compared to cow's left femur (cranial view). The distal epiphysis of the cow's femur is shown separately to the right. The cow skeleton illustrated here is a 6-7 year old ox, or male castrate. 5-4 years of age (Silver 1969) castration has delayed epiphyseal fusion in this specimen. The greatest length of the human femur extends from the head to the distal condyle s; in the cow the greatest length extends from the greater trochanter to the condyles. 36 Adams and Crabtree Fig.

This is a unique human feature that is not seen in other mammals as it is an area of attachment for the muscles used in bipedalism. The cow's femur includes a supercondular fossa that can be seen on the lateral portion of the shaft. Human vs Cow 37 Fig. 3-08. Human left tibia (anterior view) compared to a cow's left tibia (cranial view). The unfused proximal epiphysis of the cow's tibia is shown at right. The shaft of the cow's tibia is significantly more robust. The distal end of the cow's tibia includes two parallel articular facets for articulation with the astragalus.

In humans, the greatest length lies between the superior and inferior borders. Human vs Cow 41 Fig. 3-12. A human left innominate (lateral view) is compared to cow's left innominate (lateral view). 42 Adams and Crabtree Fig. 3-13. A human left pelvis (medial view) is compared to a cow's left pelvis (medial view). ~ ~ Fig. 3-14. Human left talus and calcaneus (superior views) compared to cow's left astragalus (plantar view) and calcaneus (dorsal view) . The human talus has a distinctive head, while the cow's astragalus has the "double pulley" form that is typical of all artiodactyls (even-toed ungulates) .

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