Journal of Morphology

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Edited By: J. Matthias Starck

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  1. Morphological analysis of the male reproductive accessory glands of the bat Artibeus lituratus (Phyllostomidae: Chiroptera)

    Renata T. S. Santos, Laís R. M. Pires, Edna S. S. Albernaz, Cleber S. Andrade, Cornélio S. Santiago, Eliana Morielle-Versute, Sebastião R. Taboga and Mateus R. Beguelini

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20767

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    • The male reproductive accessory glands of Artibeus lituratus are composed of the prostate, Littre glands, and a pair of bulbourethral glands.
    • The ventral prostate of bats has an exclusive holocrine nature never described for a reproductive gland.
    • The seminal vesicle is absent in Artibeus lituratus.
  2. The rhinoceros among Serpents: Comparative anatomy and experimental biophysics of Calabar burrowing python (Calabaria reinhardtii) skin

    Dawei Han and Bruce A. Young

    Version of Record online: 21 OCT 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20756

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    The dermis of the Calabar python (Calabaria reinhardtii) is thicker than that of other snakes, and has a lamellate organization. The skin of Calabaria has greater penetration resistance than other snakes, forming a defense against rodent bites.

  3. Morphological changes of the optic lobe from late embryonic to adult stages in oval squids Sepioteuthis lessoniana

    Yung-Chieh Liu, Wen-Sung Chung, Chun-Chieh Yu, Su-Ting Hsu, Fung-Lan Chan, Tsung-Han Liu, Chia-Hao Su, Yeukuang Hwu, N. Justin Marshall and Chuan-Chin Chiao

    Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20755

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    The most evident morphological change takes place in the tangential zone during the expansion of the optic lobe along the development of Sepioteuthis lessoniana, suggesting that the brain area partially responsible for visuomotor control of body patterning undergoes significant neural reorganization at later developmental stages.

  4. Ontogenetic variation in the sensory structures on the pedipalps of cosmetid harvestmen (Arachnida, Opiliones, Laniatores)

    Victor R. Townsend Jr. and Bruce P. Enzmann III

    Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20758

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    There is ontogenetic variation in the morphology of the segments that comprise the pedipalp of cosmetid harvestmen. A ventral patch of setae of the pretarsus of the nymph may represent a previously unrecognized autapomorphy for the Cosmetidae.

  5. Patterns of chondrification and ossification in the skull of Graptemys pseudogeographica, the false map turtle (Emydidae)

    Sharon C. Danielson and Christopher A. Sheil

    Version of Record online: 17 OCT 2017 | DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20747

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    The chondrocranium of G. pseudogeographica possesses a large, irregularly shaped foramen epiphaniale. Comparative ossification of cranial elements shows that the vomer is variable in its relative timing of ossification Testudines.

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