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Biology of bats.

Author: William A Wimsatt
Publisher: New York, Academic Press, 1970-
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Biology of bats.
New York, Academic Press, 1970-
(OCoLC)692072246
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William A Wimsatt
ISBN: 0127580018 9780127580012 0127580034 9780127580036 0127580026 9780127580029
OCLC Number: 113713
Description: volumes illustrations, maps 24 cm
Responsibility: Edited by William A. Wimsatt.

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VOLUME I: LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ix PREFACE xi 1. BAT ORIGINS AND EVOLUTION (Glenn L. Jepsen) I. First Bats and Men 1 II. What are Bats? 5 III. Bats through Time 7 IV. Taxa of Bats 8 V. Fossil Bats 10 VI. Designs of Wings 22 VII. Caverns and Crevices 24 VIII. Bats and Birds 32 IX. Bat Hand-Wings or Wing-Hands 36 X. Gliders Don't Fly and Vice Versa 40 XI. The Forefinger, Index of Function 46 XII. Neck Bones 51 XIII. Stages to Flight 53 XIV. Icaronycteris Index 57 XV. "First" Bat at Present 60 References 62 2. KARYOTYPIC TRENDS IN BATS (Robert J. Baker) I. Introduction 65 II. Karyotypic Trends 67 III. The Primitive Karyotype of Bats 81 IV. Role of Karyotypes in Studying the Biology of Bats 82 V. Specimens Examined 83 References 93 3. THE SKELETAL SYSTEM (Terry A. Vaughan) I. Introduction 98 II. The Skull 99 III. Axial Skeleton 109 IV. Pectoral Girdle and Limb 114 V. Pelvic Girdle and Limb 123 VI. Skeletal Variation in Bats 125 References 138 4. THE MUSCULAR SYSTEM (Terry A. Vaughan) I. Introduction 140 II. Muscles Unique to Bats 141 III. Muscles of the Pectoral Girdle and Limb 145 IV. Muscles Attaching to the Pelvic Girdle and Limb 173 V. Chiropteran Muscule Specializations for Flight 188 References 193 5. FLIGHT PATTERNS AND AERODYNAMICS (Terry A. Vaughan) I. Introduction 195 II. Aerodynamic Considerations 196 III. The Wing-Beat Cycle 203 IV. Styles of Flight 206 References 215 6. DEVELOPMENT: PRENATAL AND POSTNATAL (Robert T. Orr) I. Introduction 217 II. Prenatal Development 218 III. Postnatal Development 221 References 230 7. MIGRATION AND HOMING OF BATS (Donald R. Griffin) I. Observational Evidence of Migration 233 II. Tracing Migrations by Recoveries of Banded Bats 235 III. The Homing Ability of Bats 248 IV. The Sensory Basis of Orientation 252 References 258 8. HIBERNATION: ECOLOGY AND PHYSIOLOGICAL ECOLOGY (Wayne H. Davis) I. Introduction 266 II. Temperature 267 III. Water 282 IV. Fat 288 References 294 9. THERMOREGULATION AND METABOLISM IN BATS (Charles P. Lyman) I. Introduction 301 II. Generalizations Concerning Temperature Regulation in Mammals 303 III. The Homeotherms 304 IV. Tropical Microchiroptera 307 V. Temperate Zone Microchiroptera 316 References 327 10. URINARY SYSTEM (Robert M. Rosenbaum) I. Introduction 331 II. Gross Anatomy and Embryology 333 III. Conventional Microscopic Anatomy 341 IV. Histophysiology 350 V. Renal Physiology 372 References 382 AUTHOR INDEX 389 SUBJECT INDEX 397 VOLUME II: LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ix PREFACE xi CONTENTS OF VOLUME I xv 1. INTEGUMENT AND DERIVATIVES (W.B. Quay) I. Introduction 2 II. Tissue Layers and Components 3 III. Integumentary Glands 10 IV. Hair 30 V. Claws 35 VI. Color and Pigmentation 36 VII. Regional Integumentary Attributes 42 References 48 2. THE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (O.W. Henson, Jr.) I. Introduction 58 II. Gross Morphology and Craniocerebral Topography 59 III. The Internal and Systematic Organization of the CNS 81 IV. Summary 144 References 146 3. PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM (W.B. Quay) I. Introduction 153 II. Cranial Nerves 154 III. Spinal Nerves 160 IV. Autonomic System 163 V. Peripheral Distributions 168 VI. Peripheral Nerve Endings 171 References 175 4. THE EAR AND AUDITION (O.W. Henson, Jr.) I. Introduction 181 II. The External Ear and Directional Sensitivity 184 III. The Middle Ear 194 IV. The Middle Ear Muscles 202 V. The Inner Ear 207 VI. Neurophysiological Correlates of Audition 218 VII. Neurophysiological Correlates of Echolocation 242 VIII. Summary 254 References 256 5. VISION, OLFACTION, TASTE (Roderick A. Suthers) I. Introduction 265 II. Vision 266 III. Olfaction 296 IV. Taste 300 V. Sensory Ecology of the Chiroptera 303 References 304 6. PINEAL ORGAN (W.B. Quay) I. Introduction 311 II. Embryology 312 III. Anatomy 312 IV. Physiology 317 References 318 7. BATS IN RELATION TO THE HEALTH, WELFARE, AND ECONOMY OF MAN (Denny G. Constantine) I. Introduction 320 II. Bats as Contributors to Diseases and Other Problems of Man 322 III. Bats in Relation to Fruit 396 IV. Bats in Relation to Arthropod Control and the Production of Guano 398 V. Bats in Medical Research 402 VI. Bats in Warfare 409 VII. Control of Bats 411 References 420 AUTHOR INDEX 451 SUBJECT INDEX 468 VOLUME III: LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS ix PREFACE xi CONTENTS OF OTHER VOLUMES xv 1. SOCIAL ORGANIZATION AND COMMUNICATION (Jack W. Bradbury) I. Introduction 2 II. Basic Patterns of Social Organization in Mammals 3 III. Social Structure in the Chiroptera 6 IV. Social Fine Structure 21 V. Communication 42 VI. Ecology and Social Organization 57 References 64 2. Acoustic Orientation (Alvin Novick) I. Introduction 74 II. Characteristics of Orientation Pulses 97 III. Significance of the Parameters of the Sound in Orientation Pulses 124 IV. Physiology of Sound Production 174 V. Experiments Examining the Assessment of Objects by Bats 182 VI. The Reception of Sound 186 VII. Acoustic Pathways and Processing of Sound 194 VIII. Quantitative Observations of Echolocation in Intact Animals 227 IX. What Do Bats Measure? 233 X. Anti-Bat Defenses 264 XI. Role of Other Senses 265 XII. Ontogeny of Echolocation 265 XIII. Phylogeny of Echolocation 266 XIV. Comparative Aspects of Sonar Design 268 References 273 3. THE CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS OF BATS: STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION (Frank C. Kallen) I. Introduction 290 II. Heart, Lungs, and Great Vessels 291 III. Circulation of Head and Neck 333 IV. Circulation About the Pectoral Girdle 344 V. Circulation of the Body Wall 346 VI. Circulation to Abdominal Viscera; the Portal System 347 VII. Circulation of the Pelvis and Pelvic Viscera 349 VIII. Circulation of the Extremities and Flight Membrane 352 IX. The Capillaries; Postcapillary Exchange Vessels 417 X. Blood Pressure, Volume, and Distribution 421 XI. The Lymphatic System 443 XII. Retrospective 465 References 466 4. BLOOD PHYSIOLOGY (Marvin L. Riedesel) I. Introduction 485 II. Formed Elements 489 III. Blood pH and Gases 500 IV. Water and Electrolytes 500 V. Lipids, Carbohydrates, and Proteins 509 References 514 5. THE CARE AND MANAGEMENT OF BATS AS LABORATORY ANIMALS (John J. Rasweiler IV) I. Introduction 519 II. Feeding Bats in Captivity 521 III. The Laboratory Environment 574 IV. Management Procedures 591 V. Recommendations for Future Work 595 VI. Sources of Products Mentioned in the Text 596 References 598 AUTHOR INDEX 619 SUBJECT INDEX 635

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