Rodentia

Aug 27, 2016 by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO Comments Off on Rodentia

Chapter 42 Rodentia Enrique Yarto-Jaramillo Biology Rodentia, being represented by nearly half of all placental mammals, is therefore the most diverse animal order comprising 2277 species divided into 33 families….

read more

Avian Deflighting Techniques

Aug 27, 2016 by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO Comments Off on Avian Deflighting Techniques

Chapter 65 Avian Deflighting Techniques R. Avery Bennett, Katrin Baumgartner Over the years, various procedures have been developed to prevent flight in birds, either to improve their quality of life…

read more

Suidae and Tayassuidae (Wild Pigs, Peccaries)

Aug 27, 2016 by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO Comments Off on Suidae and Tayassuidae (Wild Pigs, Peccaries)

Chapter 58 Suidae and Tayassuidae (Wild Pigs, Peccaries) Meg Sutherland-Smith Biology The families Suidae (swine) and Tayassuidae (peccaries) are nonruminating ungulates belonging to the Suina clade or suborder within the…

read more

Great Apes

Aug 27, 2016 by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO Comments Off on Great Apes

Chapter 38 Great Apes Hayley Weston Murphy Biology Great apes are a taxonomic family of primates classified as Hominidae and include seven living species in four genera: chimpanzees and bonobos…

read more

Prosimians

Aug 27, 2016 by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO Comments Off on Prosimians

Chapter 36 Prosimians Cathy V. Williams Biology Prosimian primates are composed of lemurs, lorises, pottos, and galagos. The classification of primates remains somewhat controversial, and taxonomic structure continues to be…

read more

Xenarthra

Aug 27, 2016 by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO Comments Off on Xenarthra

Chapter 39 Xenarthra Roberto F. Aguilar, Mariella Superina Biology The superorder Xenarthra consists of 31 extant species of armadillos (Cingulata—Dasypodidae), sloths (Pilosa—Folivora: Bradypodidae and Megalonychidae), and anteaters (Pilosa—Vermilingua: Myrmecophagidae and…

read more

Phoenicopteriformes

Aug 27, 2016 by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO Comments Off on Phoenicopteriformes

Chapter 14 Phoenicopteriformes Fabia S. Wyss, Christian J. Wenker Biology Flamingos are popular zoo birds because of their elegance and brilliant coloration. They are closely related to grebes (Podicipediformes)15 and…

read more

Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques

Aug 27, 2016 by in EXOTIC, WILD, ZOO Comments Off on Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques

Chapter 72 Minimally Invasive Surgery Techniques Romain Pizzi Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) techniques such as laparoscopic cholecystectomy and appendectomy are used routinely in human surgery in the developed world and…

read more
Premium Wordpress Themes by UFO Themes