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    Vincent Bels, Ian Q. Whishaw, editors.
    Summary: This book provides students and researchers with reviews of biological questions related to the evolution of feeding by vertebrates in aquatic and terrestrial environments. Based on recent technical developments and novel conceptual approaches, the book covers functional questions on trophic behavior in nearly all vertebrate groups including jawless fishes. The book describes mechanisms and theories for understanding the relationships between feeding structure and feeding behavior. Finally, the book demonstrates the importance of adopting an integrative approach to the trophic system in order to understand evolutionary mechanisms across the biodiversity of vertebrates.

    Contents:
    Preface
    Chapter 1. Introduction: The trophic system: a complex tool in a complex world
    Part I. Overview: from structure to behavior
    Chapter 2. Feeding, function, and phylogeny: status-of-the-art on biomechanics and form-function relationships in vertebrates
    Chapter 3. What does the mechanics of the skeleton tell us about evolution of form and function in vertebrates?
    Chapter 4. Food capture in Vertebrates: a complex integrative performance of the cranial and postcranial systems
    Chapter 5. Transitions from water to land: terrestrial feeding in fishes
    Chapter 6. The evolution of the hand as a tool in feeding behavior: the multiple motor channel theory of reaching
    Part II. Anatomy, Biomechanics and Behavior in chordate and vertebrate lineages
    Chapter 7. Feeding in jawless fishes
    Chapter 8. Feeding in cartilaginous fishes: An interdisciplinary synthesis
    Chapter 9. Functional Morphology and Biomechanics of Feeding in Fishes
    Chapter 10. Evolutionary specialization of the tongue in vertebrates: structure and function
    Chapter 11. Tetrapod Teeth: Diversity, Evolution, and Function
    Chapter 12. Feeding in amphibians: evolutionary transformations and phenotypic diversity as drivers of feeding system diversity
    Chapter 13. Feeding in lizards: form -function and complex multifunctional system
    Chapter 14. Feeding in snakes: form, function, and evolution of the feeding system
    Chapter 15. Feeding in crocodylians and their relatives: functional insights from ontogeny and evolution
    Chapter 16. Feeding in turtles: understanding terrestrial and aquatic feeding in a diverse but monophyletic group
    Chapter 17. Feeding in Birds: Thriving in Terrestrial, Aquatic, and Aerial Niches
    Chapter 18. F Feeding in mammals: comparative, experimental and evolutionary insights on form and function
    Chapter 19. Feeding in Aquatic Mammals: An Evolutionary and Functional Approach
    Chapter 20. Evolution, constraint and optimality in primate feeding systems
    Chapter 21. The Masticatory Apparatus of Humans (Homo sapiens): Evolution and Comparative Functional Morphology.
    Digital Access Springer 2019