By Kurt Schwenk

because the first four-legged vertebrates, known as tetrapods, crept up alongside the beaches of old primordial seas, feeding used to be one of the such a lot paramount in their issues. in retrospect into the mists of evolutionary time, fish-like ancestors could be obvious remodeled by way of usual choice and different evolutionary pressures into animals with feeding habitats as diverse as an anteater and a whale. From frog to pheasant and salamander to snake, each lineage of tetrapods has developed distinctive feeding anatomy and behavior.
Similarities in greatly divergent tetrapods vividly illustrate their shared universal ancestry. while, a number of transformations among and between tetrapods record the ability and majesty that includes organismal evolutionary history.
Feeding is an in depth survey of the numerous ways in which land vertebrates gather foodstuff. The useful anatomy and the regulate of advanced and dynamic structural elements are recurrent subject matters of this quantity. Luminaries within the self-discipline of feeding biology have joined forces to create a ebook absolute to stimulate destiny stories of animal anatomy and behavior.

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