The Anatomical Record

Cover image for Vol. 299 Issue 8

Edited By: Kurt H. Albertine, PhD

Online ISSN: 1932-8494

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  1. The pectoral fin muscles of the coelacanth Latimeria chalumnae: Functional and evolutionary implications for the fin-to-limb transition and subsequent evolution of tetrapods

    Tsutomu Miyake, Minayori Kumamoto, Masamitsu Iwata, Ryuichi Sato, Masataka Okabe, Hiroshi Koie, Nori Kumai, Kenichi Fujii, Koji Matsuzaki, Chiho Nakamura, Shinya Yamauchi, Kosuke Yoshida, Kohtaroh Yoshimura, Akira Komoda, Teruya Uyeno and Yoshitaka Abe

    Version of Record online: 22 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23392

  2. MicroRNA-214 exerts a Cardio-protective effect by inhibition of fibrosis

    Hua Dong, Shimin Dong, Lisi Zhang, Xueping Gao, Guangwei Lv, Wei Chen and Suxia Shao

    Version of Record online: 18 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23396

  3. Mimetic Muscles in a Despotic Macaque (Macaca mulatta) Differ from Those in a Closely Related Tolerant Macaque (M. nigra)

    Anne M. Burrows, Bridget M. Waller and Jérôme Micheletta

    Version of Record online: 14 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23393

  4. Pathology of grey wolf shoulders: Lessons in species and aging

    Dennis Lawler, Julia Becker, Jennifer Reetz, Pat Goodmann, Richard Evans, David Rubin, Basil Tangredi, Christopher Widga, Jill Sackman, Terrence Martin, Luci Kohn and Gail Smith

    Accepted manuscript online: 14 JUL 2016 06:32PM EST | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23380

  5. Anatomical Basis of Dynamic Modulation of Tympanic Tension in the Water Monitor Lizard, Varanus salvator

    Dawei Han and Bruce A. Young

    Version of Record online: 13 JUL 2016 | DOI: 10.1002/ar.23382


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Crocodiles’ Super-Sensitive Face Offers Insight Into Evolutionary History

The ultra-sensitive nerves in the faces of crocodilians could help biologists understand how both modern and ancient animals interact with their environment, according to a new study in this month’s edition of The Anatomical Record.

These nerves are so sensitive that they can detect changes in a pond when a single droplet of water hits the surface several feet away. Alligators, crocodiles and other members of this reptilian order use these so-called “invisible whiskers” to detect prey while hunting, explained researchers from the University of Missouri (MU).

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There are pouches on each side of the human nose below the eyes that are called maxillary sinuses. They're involved in sinus infections, so you may already have a bias against them.

But Nathan Holton, a postdoctoral research fellow in the department of orthodontics at the University of Iowa, wanted to find out why there's such variation in these structures, and how they are affected by variation in the nasal cavity. A study on the subject is published in the journal The Anatomical Record.

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